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No more water bottles in stores? Don't worry, you can still stay hydrated

No more water bottles in stores? Don't worry, you can still stay hydrated
No more water bottles in stores? Don't worry, you can still stay hydrated
Posted at 5:01 PM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 14:17:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Water is something that you can't live without, but lately it's been hard to come by.

It's a sight we've seen all too often this week: empty shelves as people continue to prepare for a potential impact from Hurricane Irma.

Unfortunately, many people, including myself, have been able to get their hands on a case of water, but luckily, you can still stay hydrated.

Leon officials say that you could fill up a bathtub to ensure that you have drinkable water during and after the storm. But before the storm hits, you can fill up pitchers and bottles from the tap.

"We have perfectly good water coming out of the tap," said Nancy Miller, a Leon County Commissioner. "Go through your house. Look for pitchers, look for coolers, look for every conceivable container that you have and fill it. That's an easy way to address things in the beginning."

It's also recommended that you fill up old water bottles with water and place them in the freezer. Once they freeze, this will act as ice to help keep things cold if we lose power after Irma passes.

Even though stores like this one behind me may be out of water, you can still stay hydrated with what you have at home.