President Obama Declares Emergency In Flint Over Contaminated Water
President Obama has declared a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan because of water contamination.By Eugene Daniels | January 16, 2016
President Obama has officially declared a state of emergency in Michigan because of water contamination in the city of Flint. This allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide emergency assistance to the area for 90 days.
A White House press release says the administration has authorized "water, water filters, water filter cartridges, water test kits, and other necessary related items" be provided to residents. Emergency aid of this sort is typically capped at $5 million.