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UB grad helping to solve Flint water crisis

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Students and staff at UB's School of Public Health received an update on the Flint water crisis from a recent UB graduate.

Michelle Sahli left Buffalo to become an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan-Flint. Sahli says toxic levels of lead in the city's water has Flint residents stressed and angry.

"But I also think that they're coming together. And they're working together to make Flint a better place to live. And that's what was happening before the water crisis," Sahli explained.

"And hopefully they'll continue that and deal with this issue. And there's been a tremendous outpouring of support from all over the country. And I think that's helping them a lot. Not just the money but emotionally too."  

Sahli says communities across the country sent so much bottled water to Flint, the city had trouble finding room to store it all. She says she's hopeful that the outpouring of support will help secure a better future for Flint residents.