Jackson State Football Coach Deion Sanders Said: “We Are In Crisis Mode, As The Water Problem Increases”
A video was posted on Instagram on Tuesday. Jackson State’s football coach, Deion Sanders, said that his team and players are currently “in crisis mode” as they manage the serious water problems that have afflicted the state’s capital city of Mississippi for the last week.
Tuesday, floods caused long-standing issues in one of Jackson’s two water-treatment plants, leaving some areas of the city without running water. Due to hazy water that the Health Department discovered and believed would cause digestive issues. The 150,000-person city had already been under a boil-water notice for one month. As a result of the recent heavy rains, there is currently too much water on the ground. And insufficient safe drinking water flowing through the pipes for residents to utilize.
Sander as Coach Prime
Sanders claimed the water problem has left his team without drinking water. And restricted them from flushing toilets or taking showers at their practice facilities. Jackson State University provided students with temporary facilities. Sanders, also known as Coach Prime, stated he wanted to move the players into a hotel so they could take showers in the Instagram video.
For the next few days, until the situation passes. Jackson State Football Coach Sanders stated, “I have to get these kids off campus into a hotel and accommodate them. So that they can shower properly and take care of their requirements. I also have to make sure that all of our kids are nourished.” We are currently operating in that area.
The Governor Of Mississippi, Tate Reeves Announce
Tate Reeves, the governor of Mississippi, announced late on Monday that he will make a proclamation on Tuesday declaring a state of emergency for Jackson’s water system. The treatment plant, which was running at a limited capacity with backup pumps after the main pumps broke “some time ago,” would try to be fixed by the state by hiring contractors, Reeves said.
Sanders expressed confidence that his team will show their resiliency and endure in the face of these difficulties. We’re going to find a place to practice. He said, “find a place that can fit all that we darn much need and wish to be who we desire to be.”
However, Jackson’s water system has long-standing issues. A large number of people left without running water in 2021 due to pipes freezing. Smaller versions of the same issues cropped up again at the start of this year.