Aug 31, 2022
Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders on Tuesday said in an Instagram video that his program and players are now "in crisis mode" when it comes to grappling with the multiple water problems that have afflicted Mississippi's capital city in the past week.
Parts of Jackson were without running water Tuesday because flooding exacerbated longstanding problems in one of two water-treatment plants. The city of 150,000 had already been under a boil-water notice for a month because the Health Department found cloudy water that could cause digestive problems. Now, residents are also faced with too much water on the ground after the heavy rainfall in the past week, and not enough safe water coming through the pipes for people to use.
"We've been hit with a little crisis in the city of Jackson," Sanders said in the video. " We don't have water; water means we don't have air conditioning. We can't use toilets. We don't have water, therefore we don't have ice, which pretty much places a burden on the program. So right now we're operating in crisis mode."