As Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast, one thing to consider is this your current water situation. The shelves may be bare but take control of your situation now! There are many things needing preparing for, but fresh water is critical. Here are some last minute water gathering tips:
1. Bath Tubs
One thing folks forget about is right in their home. The day before the storm hits, clean and sterilize your bath tubs and sinks. Then fill them with fresh water. A lot of storms and storm surges cause water systems to fail or become contaminated. Make good use of these ready containers, as a bath can hold between 50 and 100 gallons of water.
2. All Containers
You can fill all available containers you have. Pots, Coolers, Buckets, anything that can hold liquid needs to be filled. Even old milk jugs, water bottles, plastic soda bottles, can be found around all over. Don’t get squeamish now! When yours and your loved ones lives are on the line….get in the trash and clean out the containers.
3. Freeze Water
You can also use zip-lock bags with water and place them in your freezer. They will be great later on when you set them out to thaw for a much needed cold drink. Even freezing water in red Solo cups works. But leave the Hurricane Party on ice. This is no time to party. The bags and cups can also be used for possible injuries if someone suffers an injury or accident. The sprained ankle, twisted knee, or bump on the head will thank you later.
4. Disinfect Water
5. Flood Zone Prep
If you are in a flood zone make sure you have a plan. Many folks in the past have drowned in their attics trying to get away from rising water in their homes. Have an ax or hatchet, hammer, crow bar available to bust thru to the roof to escape. Having an inflatable raft and some life jackets are also smart to have. We’ve seen many lesson through the years and Katrina was a big one when it came to flood waters.
Hurricane Florence Water Tips
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