: Vehicles travel on a bridge across the Pearl River during a water shortage in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. The governor of Mississippi called in the National Guard to help residents of the state capital after a plant failure left at least 180,000 people in the area without access to safe water. (Credit: Houston Cofield/Bloomberg) : Vehicles travel on a bridge across the Pearl River during a water shortage in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. The governor of Mississippi called in the National Guard to help residents of the state capital after a plant failure left at least 180,000 people in the area without access to safe water. (Credit: Houston Cofield/Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) — Flood maps used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are out of date and understate the risks to homes and businesses from flooding and extreme rain triggered by climate change, FEMA Director Deanne Criswell said.

Those risks are in focus after flooding in Jackson, Mississippi, overwhelmed the city’s main water treatment plant a week ago, leaving more than 150,000 state-capital region residents without safe water. Criswell said there’s no timeline for restoring service.

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