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WATER SAFETY IN PRE-HURRICANE ADVISORY

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources advise the public to insure that drinking water resources are protected when preparing for an impending hurricane.
The following tasks should be completed:
1. All downspouts leading to cisterns be disconnected or blocked.
2.Two week supply of water to be used for drinking, cooking and bathing stored in safe waterproof place.
To calculate the water needed for one week, use the following formula: multiply the number of residents by 20 gallons per person per day. Multiply that number by 14 days.
An adequate supply of disinfecting agents should also be on hand and safely stored.
Emergency Water Supply Lists may be obtained from the Division of Environmental Protection at 1118 Water Gut Homes, 773-0565 on St. Croix.

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