State of emergency declared for Flint, Michigan due to unsafe drinking water

Michigan Nation Guard Sgt. Steve Kiger, left, of Harrison, Mich., stacks cases of drinking water with Red Cross volunteer Franklin Dickerson of Pleasant Ridge Wednesday Jan 13, 2016 in Flint, Mich. Members of the Michigan National Guard began arriving in Flint on Wednesday for briefings on the drinking water crisis, ahead of a larger contingent of Guardsmen who will help distribute bottled water, filters and other supplies to residents. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

FLINT, Mich. (NEWS10) — The white house has declared a state of emergency for Michigan due to the water contamination that has plagued Flint and surrounding areas.

One of Michigan’s most famous natives’ filmmaker Michael Moore became involved with the matter, speaking out about the water crisis yesterday.

Protesters calling for Governor Snyder’s resignation and urging president Obama to visit Flint when he is in Detroit for next week’s auto show.

The National Guard is doubling its efforts to get clean drinking water to the people of flint.

The state of emergency gives FEMA and the department of homeland security permission to coordinate relief efforts for the state which include providing water and filters.


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