CROSBY, Miss. (WJTV) — Gov. Phil Bryant spent Thursday touring the town of Crosby.
He got a firsthand look at the damage left behind after flash flooding swept through the area.
Residents are left with piles of debris.
Bryant issued a State of Emergency for the Southern counties affected by flooding. Many people who live in Crosby have been in shelters.
Many of the residents don’t have flood insurance.
“it is just heartbreaking,” Bryant said. You know your heart goes out to people. They are hardworking Mississippians. They are going on with their lives and then all of a sudden this comes. We have a home here that was lifted from my support and move some 60 feet. So we need to do all that we can.”
“I lost everything I had,” Shirley Hall said. “All of my clothes and everything I have I have to throw it away if it got wet. I lost everything I have here in Crosby. We’re just staying around, me and my grandchildren because we have nowhere to go until they fix the apartment. I want to stay. I want to go home. I cry every night about my house because I want to go home.”
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross, and other organizations have been helping out in the area.