Governor Rick Snyder on Tuesday announced plans to address residents of Flint as the state grapples with its worst lead poisoning crisis in decades.
In a video address on the state’s official YouTube channel, Snyder said the governor would meet with residents Tuesday morning.
The governor has faced pressure to address the city’s water crisis since last week, when officials announced they were shutting down Flint’s water supply amid a spike in lead contamination.
The governor’s comments came a day after the state issued a $1.2 billion emergency declaration to help address Flint’s crisis.
Snyder has been criticized for his handling of the crisis.
Snyder told the state public radio station WDIV that he will be meeting with residents who are affected by the crisis in Flint.
“I’m going to be meeting at least a couple hundred people,” he said.
“And we’ll be talking about Flint, Flint, and how we’re going to move forward.”
Sue Ogrocki contributed.