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Jan 13

January 13 update from Flint Water Response Team

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This daily update is being issued in order to provide the latest information regarding actions and available resources.

Governor Snyder has requested support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate with other federal agencies to provide resources to Flint as we work on short-term and long-term solutions for residents. This request will identify federal agencies that have programs, authorities, and/or technical expertise that could help in the ongoing response and recovery efforts in Flint. Such federal agencies may include the Department of Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

In addition to requesting support from FEMA, the Governor has activated the Michigan National Guard to help our local volunteers distribute supplies at the five water resource sites. If you need free bottles of water, water filters, replacement cartridges, or water testing kits, please visit one of these sites. CLICK HERE TO FIND A LIST OF THE WATER RESOURCE SITES.

A Public Service Announcement was also released in a priority effort to continue providing free water resources to all Flint residents. Please share this PSA on social media to help us spread the word.

Today, Governor Snyder was joined by Director Nick Lyon from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director Mike Zimmer, and Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Eden Wells at a press conference in Detroit.

During the press conference, in an abundance of caution and full transparency, officials released information regarding a spike in cases of Legionella in Genesee County. The documented increase occurred in 2014 and 2015.

Dr. Wells noted that proper authorities, including the Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are working together to further investigate the spike and will issue full reporting in the near future.

While the cause of the increase in Legionella is being reviewed, Dr. Eden Wells does not advise any change in current procedures being recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services. Residents should continue using clean water resources.

Reminders:

Flint Water Assistance: Dial 211 or visit www.mi.gov/FlintWater
Residents should install filters to their taps to ensure they have immediate, ongoing access to safe water.
WATER RESOURCE LOCATIONS
These sites are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the following resources:

Bottled water
Water filters
Replacement cartridges
Water testing kits
Fire Station #1 310 East 5th St. Flint, MI 48502

Fire Station #3 1525 Martin Luther King Ave. Flint, MI 48503

Fire Station #5 3402 Western Rd. Flint, MI 48506

Fire Station #6 716 West Pierson Rd. Flint, MI 48505

Fire Station #8 202 East Atherton Rd. Flint, MI 48507

WATER FILTER PICK-UP SITES
Residents should install filters to their taps to ensure they have immediate, ongoing access to safe water. In addition to the water resource sites, water filters and replacement cartridges continue to be available Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services office 125 E. Union St. Flint, MI 48502
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services office 4809 Clio Road Flint, MI 48504
Genesee County Community Action Resource Department office 2727 Lippincott Flint, MI 48507
Genesee County Community Action Resource Department office 601 N. Saginaw Flint, MI 48502
Flint City Hall 1101 S. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48502

If you require transportation or any other assistance, please call 211.

We will continue to work to improve the water situation in Flint. Community members and local officials are working together to make sure we hear and respond to concerns. Governor Snyder will continue to keep you updated on the latest news and information. If you don’t find the resources you need by dialing 211 please call the Governor’s office directly at 517-335-7858.

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1 comment

  1. Louise

    Poisen is not water! No one should have to pay a Flint water bill.

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