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National Guard assisting in water distribution

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The State of Michigan is partnering with local officials in a coordinated approach to establish five water resource sites in Flint where residents can pick-up bottled water, water filters, replacement cartridges and home water testing kits.

Capt. Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, said the distribution sites are to be a one-stop shop.

“The state continues to work in coordination with local officials to ensure the daily needs of residents are met,” said Kelenske

Residents who need transportation or any other assistance can call 211.

Residents are urged to use filtered water for drinking, food preparation, brushing teeth and watering pets. Unfiltered water may be used for bathing and cleaning.

In addition to the water resource sites, home water testing kits are available at Flint City Hall, the Flint Water Treatment Plant or Flint Fire Department locations.

Visit or call 2-1-1 for more information. Anyone with mobility issues can call the Genesee County Sheriff's Office at 810-257-3600.

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