FLINT, MI — Governor Rick Snyder has called on the National Guard and FEMA to assist in helping the residents of Flint during its water crisis.
Snyder’s office announced Tuesday that they have requested support from FEMA to coordinate with other federal agencies in creating an inter-agency recovery plan to provide resources to Flint residents.
In addition, the governor issued an executive order that activated the Michigan National Guard to help distribute supplies at the water resource sites in the city. Members of the National Guard are expected to arrive in Flint as early as today and plan to increase to more than 30 personnel by Friday.
This is the second time Snyder has activated the National Guard.
The first was for the massive Duck Lake Fire, here in the Upper Peninsula in May 2012.