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Some Flint apartment residents unable to go out, get water tested

State urges everyone in city to get their water tested

FLINT, Mich. – The state of Michigan is urging everyone in the city of Flint to get their water tested, but some families at an apartment building don't have the ability to go out and get their water tested.

Families in Flint have learned the lead levels in some homes are too high for filters to handle.

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Erica Hunter, 22, was born with a form of arthritis. While she uses a wheelchair and has limited use of her hands, Hunter has always been independent, until now.

Hunter is unable to get to the fire stations handing out bottled water and is relying on friends and family. But even when cases are dropped off, it's not easy for Hunter to open a bottle of water.

This hits close to home for Flint councilman Wantwaz Davis, who represents the people who live there. Davis has been dropping off water since the crisis began.

Hunter said all she can do is wait and hope she doesn't get sick.

Also on Saturday, Gov. Rick Snyder announced his request to expand nutrition funding for Flint children impacted by the water crisis was denied by the federal government. The program only covers children up to five. Snyder was trying to raise the eligibility to cover children up to 10 years old.

Hillary Clinton's campaign also wants a Democratic presidential debate held in Flint to bring more national attention to the water crisis.

Visit HelpForFlint.com to donate money.


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