New Orleans Pelicans donating cases of water to help with ongoing crisis in Jackson, MS

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NEW ORLEANS — According to our sister station, WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi, it has been weeks since some Jackson residents have had access to water in their homes in the aftermath of the winter storm that hit the area.

In response to the ongoing water crisis, the New Orleans Pelicans released a statement announcing today that they will be “donating 2 shipments of bottled water to the residents of Jackson. The two truckloads will be delivered within 24 hours and distribution of the cases of bottled water will be handled by the city of Jackson.”

WJTV is reporting that Mississippi’s Ward 6 Councilman Aaron Banks says the City is doing all it can to restore water to those still living without running water in their homes.

There is no timeline for the water system to be fully restored.

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