Hundreds of thousands of residents in Jackson, Mississippi are struggling to get access to water. Years of issues with the city’s water system, coupled with the devastating flood that engulfed the region in recent days, is contributing to the problem, CNN reports.

After the city’s main water treatment facility began failing on Monday, according to Gov. Tate Reeves, the National Guard was called to assist in distributing bottled water to residents. Some people who stood in line for hours were turned away when the 700 cases of water ran out.

“I keep saying we’re going to be the next Michigan,” Jeraldine Watts, an 86-year-old resident who was able to get water at a grocery store on Monday, told CNN. “And it looks like that’s exactly what we’re headed for.”

Jackson’s water issue, which has persisted for years, was exacerbated this summer when the city’s main water treatment facility sustained damage. Speaking to CNN, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said the flooding of the Pearl River last week added to the problem, affecting treatment processes and ultimately the amount of running water the system can provide.