- In September 2015, Virginia Tech recommended Michigan declare Flint's water unsafe for drinking or cooking
- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency in Genesee County on January 5, 2016
- A week later, the Michigan National Guard was mobilized to help distribute clean water
(CNN)A year ago, the residents of Flint, Michigan learned their water was contaminated with toxic levels of lead. Unfiltered water was unsafe to drink.