JACKSON, Miss. - There are still 150,000 families without clean water in Jackson, Mississippi.On August 29, a historic amount of rain flooded the Pearl River, which runs through the city.
But the flood itself was just the start of an unimaginable crisis. The storm destroyed the city's main water treatment plant, where pumps had already failed in late July, forcing a boil water advisory.HOW TO WATCH FOX WEATHER ON TVThe disaster highlights the city's crumbling infrastructure, the undeniable impact of climate change and an ongoing political battle.Jackson resident Molly Minta shows what's coming out of her faucet.
Her apartment manager says that the entire complex's water is currently the color of "weak coffee."Brown water releases from a sink in Jackson, Mississippi during a boil-water notice.