Flint Residents Encouraged To Visit Water Resource Sites Before Winter Storm

February 23, 2016                           

Release #: 43    

FLINT, Mich. – With a winter storm expected to affect the city of Flint from Wednesday morning and into Thursday, Flint residents are encouraged to visit a Water Resource Site to obtain resources prior to the severe weather.

The National Weather Service is forecasting the possibility of 8 to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow for Genesee County and the city of Flint. Travel on area roads will become hazardous and snow removal will be difficult on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

“I strongly encourage Flint residents to plan ahead and obtain their filters, cartridges and bottled water early to avoid being out in the storm,” said Capt. Chris A. Kelenske, commander of the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division. “We will have plenty of commodities at the sites. If you must travel, please give yourself plenty of time and take it slow on ice and snow.”

Additional water and other resources will be provided upon request so residents do not have to travel in the severe weather to obtain additional supplies. The Water Resource Sites will remain open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the winter storm.

Resources can be obtained at any of the following locations:

 

Fire Station #1 (also a water bottle recycling site)

310 East 5th St.

 

Fire Station #3

1525 Martin Luther King Ave.

 

Fire Station #5 (also a water bottle recycling site)

3402 Western Road

 

Fire Station #6

716 West Pierson Road

 

Fire Station #8 (also a water bottle recycling site)

202 East Atherton Road

Residents are encouraged to monitor local news media for up-to-date weather reports and local emergency information. For more information on how to prepare before, during and after an emergency, visit the MSP/EMHSD on the Web at www.michigan.gov/miready or Twitter at @MichEMHS.

The State of Michigan continues to coordinate response efforts in partnership with federal agencies, the city of Flint, Genesee County and local community organizations.

Additional information is available at www.michigan.gov/flintwater, by calling 211 or visiting www.helpforflint.com.

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NOTE:   ALL MEDIA INQUIRIES ARE BEING HANDLED BY THE JOINT INFORMATION CENTER AT 888-EMD-TODAY (888-363-8632). FOR FLINT WATER EMERGENCY DONATION INFORMATION, GO TO www.helpforflint.com