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Reeves And The Backwater Flood

The victims of the historic flood have been increasingly agitated at what they perceive to be an uncaring government and an uninterested press.

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On April 3, 2019, gubernatorial candidate and Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves sent a letter to the head of the EPA stating we had a flood and we need a solution.

An alligator enjoys the levee during the Historic Backwater Flood.

The victims of the Historic Backwater Flood of 2019 are unimpressed.

One person observed, “He just stated facts, no solutions!!”  Eddie Cook chimed in “Not so fast, I never read where he said he was asking for pumps to be installed.”  Said flood victim Stormy Deere in reference to Reeves letter and his position on the flood:  “What stand?? There’s no stand.”  Deere went on to say “Regardless, he still has not toured’.  She is referring to Reeves not officially touring the devasted area in spite of being a landowner in the affected area.

The victims of the historic flood have been increasingly agitated at what they perceive to be an uncaring government and an uninterested press.  They blame the government for starting a project to alleviate the flooding and then abandoning that project in 2008.  Since 2008 the area has flooded on a regular basis with this years floods being historic.  Pleas to the government for assistance to complete the project have been largely ignored.  The project was halted by the EPA due to environmental concerns including a much-referenced gnat.

The Historic Backwater Flood is still ongoing with no end in sight.  LakeFest 2019 scheduled for May 25th has been canceled due to uncertainties with the flood and safety.  Thousands of people and wildlife have been displaced by the flooding.  A flood of this nature is devasting during the event and will have lingering effects on the economy and environment for several seasons to come.

Here is the letter:

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