June 1st has come and gone, which means another hurricane season is upon us! This year, experts predict we will see more storms than usual in the Florida (FL) area and while we never really know how bad a season will be until it gets going, it’s important to always be prepared for a major hurricane that could instantly disrupt our lives and prevent us from getting the most important things we need to live, including food and clean drinking water.
The goal of hurricane preparedness is to survive for an extended period of time (usually for at least 3 days) without power, access to stores and most importantly, running water. The NOAA provides useful resources on hurricane hazards and preparedness, including checklists for recommended emergency supplies. When preparing for hurricane season, stock up on bottled water, non-perishable food, prescription medications, batteries, pet supplies and anything you absolutely can’t live without for an entire week – and don’t wait too long! When Florida residents hear about an approaching hurricane, they sprint to the stores and purchase anything and everything they think they might need, leaving late shoppers with no medication, no food and no bottled water. Make sure to stock up on necessities today before your family is left with nothing in an emergency.
But before you go rushing to the store, don’t forget about stocking up on bottled water! Water is our main source of survival and every single day we use it for everything from drinking and cooking to cleaning and washing. Whether you have a well or you’re on a Florida municipal system, a major storm can cut off your supply of safe water for several days. The best and easiest solution to this problem is to stock up on bottled water today! The NOAA recommends “at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days” for drinking alone, so a family of 4 should store away at least 12 gallons of bottled water (and don’t forget the pets!).
Even if your city’s tap water is running after a storm, you should never assume that your tap water is safe enough to drink. When treatment or distribution plants temporarily lose power, they can’t properly filter water, leaving you with contaminated water. You can save yourself the headache by scheduling home bottled water delivery service ahead of time. Avoid long lines at the grocery store before a storm and order bottled water today! Whether you want to stock up on your next water delivery with cases of 16.9 oz. single serve water bottles or additional 3 or 5 gallon water bottles, Water Boy can meet any and all of your bottled water needs! A good supply of bottled water will make your post-hurricane days much easier and help your family survive the storm!
Water Boy has helped families and businesses throughout Florida prepare for the hurricane season every year since 1938, and we’re proud to support your home’s bottled water delivery requests again this year. Call or email your local Florida bottled water company today to order your emergency supply of bottled water before a Category 3 hurricane comes heading our way!