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Flint — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent thousands of bottles of water to Flint amid ongoing problems with the city’s water supply.

About 28,000 liters of water was delivered Monday to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. The Food Bank will donate the water bottles to “partner agencies,” including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and food pantries, and then they’ll be distributed to residents.

The Flint Journal reports that Michigan State Police Lt. Billie Jo Roach is credited with identifying the availability of water from the federal agency, which maintains commodity stockpiles at warehouses across the country and makes them available.

Officials have told Flint residents not to drink unfiltered tap water after elevated levels of lead were discovered while the city was using the Flint River as its water source.

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