Gov. Reeves declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Delta

Gov. Reeves declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Delta
Gov. Tate Reeves declares a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Delta. (WHBQ)

JACKSON, Miss. — Gov. Tate Reeves declared a State of Emergency Wednesday in anticipation of damage from Hurricane Delta.

The hurricane is expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast on Friday afternoon as a Major Hurricane. 

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“I have declared a State of Emergency for Hurricane Delta,” said Reeves. “Watch the weather reports and get prepared. We are tracking this closely and operators are getting ready for action. Prep for the worst. Pray for the best. God bless and stay safe.”

At this time, the heaviest rain and the strongest wind is projected to be felt Friday afternoon through midday Saturday across Southwest Mississippi and further north along the Mississippi River.

Read the State of Emergency declaration here.

A press briefing regarding the upcoming storm at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will be held on Thursday.