FLINT (WWJ/AP) — Five locations in Flint are distributing resources to help residents during the city’s water emergency.
The state says Saturday that bottled water, filters, replacement cartridges and home water testing kits are available at city fire stations 1, 3, 5, 6 and 8.READ MORE: Ascension St. John Children's Hospital, Wayne Pediatrics Join Forces To Strengthen Pediatric Services For Metro Detroit Families
The water resource sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The state is working with local officials on the effort.
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Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Capt. Chris Kelenske says “residents can pick-up all of the resources they need to ensure their drinking water is safe.”
Water drawn from the Flint River leached lead from old plumbing for months.READ MORE: Eastern Michigan Gets $1 Million Donation For Math, Automotive Programs From Jack Roush
Testing in October detected increased lead levels in residential water supplies and in children’s blood.
In Lansing, the governor pledged additional state assistance for Flint but provided little detail about what additional help and money would be provided.
Mayor Karen Weaver met with Michigan governor Rick Snyder Thursday, two days after declaring an emergency for Flint and Genessee County. Both described the discussion as productive and said they agreed to establish a group of state and local agency officials that will consider future steps.
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