Officials to hold press conference to emphasize commitment to Flint after federal emergency declaration expires
FLINT, MI – On August 3rd at 10:00 a.m. ET, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State of Michigan and City of Flint will hold a press conference to reaffirm the continued commitment to restoring Flint’s drinking water system and support for Flint residents past the August 14 expiration date of the federal emergency declaration.
On January 16, President Obama signed an Emergency Declaration authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide water resources and relief support to state and local response efforts. Since the President first authorized FEMA to provide commodity support, FEMA has provided more than 20 million liters of water, more than 243,000 water filter replacement cartridges, and 50,000 water and pitcher filters. The State of Michigan will assume responsibility for the total cost of water supplies and will continue to provide filters, replacement cartridges, bottled water, and at-home water testing kits beginning August 14th.
City of Flint Mayor Karen Weaver
Capt. Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Commander of the Michigan State Police/EMHSD
EPA Acting Regional Administrator Bob Kaplan
HHS Regional Administrator Kathleen Falk
Press Conference to discuss continued commitment to supporting Flint residents
Wednesday, August 3rd at 10:00 a.m. ET
Flint City Hall, Main Lobby
1101 Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
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