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Mayor acknowledges Mississippi disaster response at BOMA meeting



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At the Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting on Monday, Mayor George Flaggs, Jr., started by acknowledging the tornado disasters, victims and response teams across the state of Mississippi.

Flaggs led a prayer for the victims and the efforts of those helping them.

“We ask that you continue to allow us to comfort them and serve them as best we can and give them the resources that are needed to bring back their cities or their towns,” began Flaggs.

Flaggs then addressed the community on the subject of the recent disasters.

“We have to acknowledge what happened in our state and our country,” Flaggs said. “We’ve been very busy trying to accommodate them and trying to give them the comfort that they need and the resources that we can provide.”

Gratitude was then expressed for his fellow leaders in the effort. Flaggs praised Police Chief Penny Jones for her immediate response, sending a mobile unit, law officers, drones, four wheelers, as well as other resources to help the victims. Fire Chief Derrick Stamps was praised for his expedience in sending ambulances and other resources as well.

Flaggs concluded with a note of hope.

“I’ve never seen so much devastation, but yet at the same time, I’ve never seen so much cooperation and collaboration among all the organizations whether they be federal, state, or volunteers,” said Flaggs.

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