WNEM TV 5

Flint residents were shocked by the explosions Tuesday that some accurately described as sounding like a war zone.

The description is so accurate because that's exactly what the military exercises were trying to create, a war zone type of environment.  The exercises were meant to mirror an urban style battle field for training purposes.

The city has known that the exercises were coming, but waited until after they started yesterday to tell anyone about it.  That makes it easy to understand the anger of some residents who's houses were literally shaking from the force of the blasts.

The city did say that the exercises are expected to last at least two more weeks at the Lowell Jr High school, but not many other details were given.

This is the perfect opportunity for the conspiracy theorists to jump in and start talking about government takeover.