Senator Hyde-Smith Asks For Help In The Delta

US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has reached out to the President to approve temporary use of pumps in the Yazoo Backwater Area to remove floodwaters. The National Weather Service says that half a million acres of land in the Delta is flooded, including 225,000 acres of farmland. Roughly 860-square-miles of the state have been flooded for more than four consecutive months with disastrous results for homeowners, businesses, farmers, communities, and the environment.