FLINT, Mich. (AP) – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has activated the National Guard to help distribute bottled water and filters in a city that is confronting a drinking water crisis.
His executive order issued late Tuesday is intended to bolster outreach to Flint residents. The crisis comes after state health authorities confirmed elevated blood-lead levels in children.
Volunteers and police have been going door to door with bottled water, filters and lead test kits.
Snyder said Monday the water situation is a “crisis” and last week declared an emergency.