POTUS steps in.
The Flint water crisis in Michigan has reached new levels of catastrophe in the past few months alone, and thousands are scrambling to try and provide support for the city’s residents who are affected.
This week, President Obama finally made a highly-anticipated trip out to the suffering Michigan city, where nearly 100,000 people are currently dealing with lead-contaminated water running through the pipes. While he may not be able to fix the main problem right away, he does have a plan to bring some peace to residents and the government.
He officially touched down in Flint yesterday afternoon to listen to people’s concerns, which was inspired from a letter written by an 8-year-old girl from the city.
See Obama’s plan to help Flint through their water crisis on the following pages.
President Obama arrived on Wednesday and hopes to inspire morale in the city.
Residents of Flint have felt major tension towards the local, state, and federal leaders in recent months over the techniques (or lack thereof) that are being used to fix the contaminated water and alleviate the crisis. Obama is visiting the city in hopes of instilling unity between the leaders and the afflicted residents so that they may be able to work together moving forward.
In a video from Flint, Obama can be seen taking sips of unfiltered water.
POTUS is hoping to assure his protection of those that are impacted by the crisis in Flint, and told them that he has their back. He told students of Northwestern High School, “That’s why I’m here. To tell you directly that I see you, and I hear you. I also came here to tell you that I’ve got your back. That we’re paying attention.”