JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — Governor Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency in 12 Mississippi counties, including Chickasaw and Noxubee counties in North Mississippi.
The state of emergency stems from storms and flooding that ripped through the state, beginning April 3.
Other counties include Covington, Hinds, Holmes, Jones, Kemper, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Simpson and Yazoo.
"High water remains in many areas and could continue to rise if we see additional rainfall," Gov. Bryant said. "MEMA and other state agencies are workign to assist these counties and residents that have been impacted, and this state of emergency declaration will allow the use of additonal tools and resources as we respond to this weather event."
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has activated the State Emergency Operations Center to coordinate response to flooding and severe weather.