Officials in West Virginia are warning citizens not to drink tap water, or use it for anything else: showering, watering plants/crops, laundry, etc. Officials are also warning that boiling or filtering water won’t ensure it’s safe for drinking or other usage. A chemical spill in the Elk River is responsible for the warnings and declaration of emergency by President Obama. West Virginians are scurrying in search of water and other liquids to stock up on until a regular water source is readily available.
Events such as this and the recent polar vortex (which is now bursting pipes) serve as a reminder that you can never be too prepared. Stocking your emergency preparedness kit with enough water for 3 days per person in your home is a great way to ensure you have the most vital necessity to life. FEMA suggests a gallon of water, per person, per day.
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