“Tate Reeves tours Delta flooded areas and speaks to Holly Bluff Farmers”
May 30, 2019
HOLLY BLUFF, Miss (WJTV) – The negative impact from flooding in the Delta has caught the attention of Governor Candidates.
While on the campaign trail today LT. Governor Tate Reeves toured flooded areas and spoke to farmers in Holly Bluff.
We’re now entering the fourth month of Delta flooding and people are still relying on boats to get to and from home. Most say the 2019 farm season is all but washed away.
While some roads and fields have re-surfaced many delta towns are far from recovering.
“It’s the slowest disaster you’ve ever seen,” Farmer Brent Langley said. “It’s just sitting and going out slowly.”
“The flood water has not gone away it’s just gone down about eight tenths of a foot,” Holly Bluff resident Jimmy Hudson told us. “So that’s just nine inches or so. There’s still a lot of water here, but it’s not a lot of attention anymore.”
For many farmers this year, agriculture is doomed.
While speaking Reeves also emphasized his support for pumps to be installed to prevent future floods and is pushing Washington to reconsider the veto.