How this happened
Governor Snyder decided to switch Michigan’s water supply do to the scarce supply of water shortage. They connected the pipelines to the Flint River. In the late 1970’s the Flint River water supply had been known for toxic water.
It has been over a year and this city is still dealing with this crisis. It is troubling and concerning to me, and it should be to all of us. What is the Government and our president doing about this? What took them so long, or should I say what is taking them so long to resolve this crisis. 8,657 children have been exposed to lead water poisoning. Some of the health problems that these residents are having to deal with are:
- memory loss
- brain fog
- diverticulitis a digestive disease
- hair loss
- body rashes
Finally, on January 5, 2016 Governor Snyder announced a state of emergency. By January 12, 2016, The national Guard came to help the residents and give them bottled water and water filters. Federal aid has given Michigan $5 million to help with the water crisis.
It was not until Jan. 5 that Snyder declared a state of emergency and Jan. 12 that he mobilized the National Guard to assist with distribution of bottled water and water filters. $5 million in federal aid has been freed up to immediately assist with the water crisis.