Governor Snyder to release emails regarding Flint crisis online

President Barack Obama is pledging the federal government's support as local officials deal with the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

The White House said the officials assured Weaver that the federal government would be a "constructive partner" in the city's response and recovery.

The singer has joined forces with bosses at Icelandic Glacial to donate over 181,000 bottles of water to the city's residents, which will be distributed by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan from Wednesday (20Jan16), but she's still in disbelief about the problem. In a blog post Tuesday, HHS said that it will have a team on the ground in Flint this week, led by Dr. Nicole, Lurie, HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

Protesters in the state capital of Lansing ahead of the speech Tuesday placed the blame squarely on Snyder, and said the town's appointed emergency manager put the budget over the health of the town's children.

'To you, the people of Flint, I say tonight as I have before: I am sorry and I will fix it, ' Snyder said. "I am sorry and I will fix it. No citizen of this great state should endure this kind of catastrophe". Michigan's top environmental regulator Dan Wyant resigned over the failure to ensure that the Flint River water was properly treated to keep lead from pipes from leaching into the water.

Despite their opinion of the plan, many lawmakers agree they're willing to spend what it takes to help thousands exposed to lead in Flint's water. The City of Flint should also not be held responsible for the costs of reconnecting to the Detroit water system or the mounting legal fees the City will face as a result of decisions made under the State's watch.

Over the weekend, Obama declared a state of emergency in Flint, which allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide the city with bottled water and filters worth up to $5 million.

"Anytime you have people working for you, you have to take responsibility", said Governor Rick Snyder.

The money request is the latest action taken by Snyder to address the ongoing crisis in Flint pertaining to the switch from the Detroit Water and Sewerage System in 2014 to drawing water from the Flint River.

When brown water began coming out of people's faucets, Snyder denied that there were any problems, denied the accuracy of the findings of elevated levels of lead in the water and elevated levels of lead in children's blood, and told the people of Flint to relax.

"If we have bottled water from now until the same time next year, who's going to be satisfied with that?"

Rick Snyder vowed to do everything in his power to solve the Flint water crisis, asking legislators for $28 million to fund a series of immediate actions.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, repeated his call for Snyder to resign because of how he had handled the situation.

At the debate, Clinton spoke about Flint in her closing statement, saying "every single American should be outraged" that a predominantly black, low-income community has been drinking and bathing in lead-contaminated water.

Today, the governor's reputation for can-do accomplishment has been shredded by the water crisis in Flint.

Also, there have been elevated levels of lead in children over the last 18 months, according to health officials.