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Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink

Published 2 days ago5 min read8 comments
This question was recently brought home to me as I heard my sister's harrowing experiences in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. As we experienced during Frances and Jeanne, and as we witnessed during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the old maxim of one gallon of water, per person per day, for three days, is unlikely to be adequate should we experience a direct hit, as emergency workers and supplies may take longer than that to get here. In fact, recommendations now call for two and a half to three gallons of water, per person per day, for up to two weeks, plus more for pets.
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