DATE: June 24, 2010

GOVERNOR BARBOUR TELLS AGENCIES TO SEND HOME NON-ESSENTIAL OFFICE WORKERS
FOR THE DAY

Jackson, Mississippi – Governor Haley Barbour today directed the heads of
state agencies to use their discretion in releasing non-essential employees
working in specific offices near the Capitol for the day because of a
disruption of water service in the City of Jackson.

The City of Jackson has experienced a loss of water pressure due to a leak
in one of the main water lines. This has resulted in a loss of water
pressure to most of the buildings within the Capitol Complex. The loss of
water pressure has affected the use of restroom facilities and the ability
to cool the buildings.

Agencies affected include those operating in the following state office
buildings:

? The Woolfolk Building
? The Gartin Building
? The Sillers Building
? The New Capitol Building
? The Old Capitol Museum Building
? The Agriculture & Commerce Building
? The Mississippi Coliseum
? The Capers Building
? The Robert E. Lee Building
? The Robert G. Clark Building
? The William Winter Building
? The Central High School Building

State offices in Jackson will be open Friday, and employees should report
back to work, unless otherwise notified.