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Be prepared with emergency water supplies at home | Island Forum: Students speak out

Do you store emergency water in your house? If you don’t, please do. You should keep emergency water because when a natural disaster happens, it could take away our regular water supply away.

When you store water, store at least one gallon per person per day. The stored water should be somewhere dark and cool like under a bed, corner of a closet or behind a sofa. Soda pop bottles or food-grade plastic jugs. These work great to store water in. Also store your water in an easy access place.

You should have enough water for one week. Make sure to change your water every two months. If you have animals, make sure to store water for them, too. They need water like we do.

You can buy the water bottles at stores like QFC, Rite Aid and Albertsons. When you store water, you’re helping yourself. Sometimes your neighbors don’t know to store water. Make sure that you spread the word to your neighbors. They need to be prepared like you.

You could keep extra water for elders in your neighborhood if you want to. It would be nice and a lot of help to them. You should also have stored water for babies. After reading this article, I hope you know to store emergency water in your house.

Taylor Simpson, Tara Manhas, Lukas Kleemann, and Grayson Ritts


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