More Michigan National Guardsmen are on their way to help relief efforts in Flint.
But not as many as you might expect.
Lead contamination has made Flint’s tap water undrinkable. The Michigan State Police, the American Red Cross and other groups are augmenting local efforts to distribute cases of bottled water, water filters and lead testing kits.
This week, Gov. Rick Snyder activated the Michigan Army National Guard.
But don’t expect to see hundreds of guardsmen flooding the streets of Flint.