Michigan seeks more aid amid Flint water crisis - WNEM TV 5

Michigan seeks more aid amid Flint water crisis

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Gov. Rick Snyder (Source: Michigan.gov) Gov. Rick Snyder (Source: Michigan.gov)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is seeking additional federal funding to help protect public health and safety in Flint amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water.

Snyder says he submitted an appeal Thursday to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance that was denied under an original emergency request. In a statement, Snyder notes water quality is improving but that there's "a long road ahead for Flint's recovery."

FEMA earlier approved an emergency declaration but denied an appeal by Snyder for additional aid for Flint through a disaster declaration.

The latest appeal requests funding from the Category B program for emergency protective measures, which would cover costs of food, water and other essential needs; and the Individuals and Households Program, which could help homeowners repair water systems.

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