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Cher blasts Snyder on Twitter over water crisis

Posted: 8:31 AM, Jan 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-06 18:28:33Z
Cher blasts Snyder on Twitter over water crisis

Famous singer Cher has taken to Twitter to sound off on Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Flint's water crisis. 

On Tuesday, Snyder declared a state of emergency in Genesee County because of problems with lead in the Flint's drinking water. 

Flint switched from Detroit's water system to Flint River water in a cost-cutting move in 2014, while under state financial management. That was intended as a temporary step while a pipeline was built from Lake Huron.

Residents complained about the water's taste, smell and appearance, and children were found to have elevated levels of lead due to the water supply. Exposure to lead can cause behavior problems and learning disabilities in children.

After the state of emergency was declared on Tuesday, Cher blasted Snyder on social media: