Updates on water relief efforts in Flint

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FLINT (WJRT) - (01/25/16) - Officials gave an update Monday on several elements of Flint's water emergency, exactly three weeks since Governor Rick Snyder made an emergency declaration.

Right now, more than 165,000 cases of water have been distributed at water sites and by crews going door-to-door.

More than 91,000 filters have also been given out, and 29,000 water testing kits have been distributed to residents since Jan. 6.

According to a State Emergency Response official, about 176,000 cases of water have been donated throughout the water emergency and 93,000 water filters have been donated.

The National Guard also gave an update; they have 200 soldiers in uniform on the ground continuing to help.

All these different agencies realize there are people who haven't been reached yet, and they're making it their mission to get those people, too.

"We recognize this situation is a marathon and not just a sprint. We are committed to being here for as long as it takes to ensure the residents of Flint have safe water resources available to them,” said Lt. Dave Kaiser, with Michigan State Police.

Kaiser says the state has a 150,000 square foot warehouse and additional buildings to store supplies, so more is welcome.

Residents who need help are being told to call 211.



 
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