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Flint officials say residents should see water credits on their accounts

Flint, MI – The city of Flint announced that $300 in water credits has been applied to all Flint residential accounts with active meters. The city is using $8.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to distribute $300 in water credits to every residential household with active meters. City officials say the water…

Michigan officials issue order against Lockhart for Flint River chemical spill

Flint, MI—Officials are escalating their actions against Lockhart Chemical Company, which is responsible for the chemical spill along the Flint River in mid-June.  “We are embedded in making sure this doesn’t happen again and part of that is holding people accountable,” Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said at a press conference on Monday, Sept. 19,…

Cleanup, investigation efforts of Flint River chemical spill remain ongoing

Flint, MI—Nearly three months after the discovery of Lockhart Chemical Company’s spill along the Flint River, the no-contact order issued by the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) remains in place.  Since late June, GCHD’s amended health order has advised people to avoid physical contact, fishing or water sports on the Flint River from Stepping Stone…

Here’s the schedule for Flint mobile food pantries in September 2022

Flint, MI—Mobile food pantries offering nutritious food are available throughout September, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced. Since 2016, MDHHS has partnered with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to provide mobile food pantries in Flint. This month, the pantries’ produce includes sweet corn, summer squash, hard squash, and cabbage. To…

Health officials are investigating the source of a recent Legionnaires’ case

Flint, MI—Hurley Medical Center has recently diagnosed a patient, who was admitted to the hospital on July 12, 2022, with Legionella pneumonia, also known as Legionnaires’ disease. While Hurley is working with the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to identify potential sources of the patient’s infection, Philip…