App eases access to information amid water crisis - WNEM TV 5

App eases access to information amid water crisis

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

A new mobile app seeks to make it easier for people in Flint to find out where to get assistance amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water.

The app called "Empower Flint" offers a checklist of things people can do to protect themselves, their families and their pets.

The app allows the user to search for the closest water stations, free water filters and sources of nutritious food while making it easy to get directions. Other features include notifications on timely information, details about safe water and a collection of Flint news.

The app was developed by researchers at Michigan State University and WKAR, its affiliate PBS station, in collaboration with Flint residents.

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