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Flint Residents Receive Donations and Resources for Water Emergency

Continuing coverage on the Flint water crisis.

Earlier this week Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency in the area.

The issues started when Flint switched its drinking water from the Detroit system to the Flint River in April 2014 to save money.

Lead has since been found in children’s blood levels and in the water.

Now members of the United Auto Workers union are donating drinking water to Flint residents affected by the crisis.

Flint’s former mayor says the problem could have been avoided.

"In retrospect I regret all of it. All the way back to seeing the city move to a different drinking water source. Because there’s just, you can’t put a dollar amount on the devastation to our community our kids.  It was completely avoidable."

Five fire stations in Flint are also giving away water, filters, replacement cartridges and home water testing kits.