In spite of the angry rhetoric coming from so many, our emergency management team is doing what it does – we are calmly dealing with an ever-changing environment to meet the needs of Mississippi. pic.twitter.com/d3cxKBQL5K
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) August 11, 2021
To that end, the governor has requested federal aid to staff hospitals in the state. He has also requested help from evangelical aid organization Samaritan’s Purse, which responded by setting up an emergency field Hospital in the state capital of Jackson.
Thank you @Franklin_Graham! We made initial call to @SamaritansPurse on Monday. Official request for additional assistance by MSDH through MEMA on Wednesday. The hospital arrives in Mississippi 4 days later.
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) August 16, 2021