Hurricane Irma: How to disinfect your water if your power is out
Hurricane Irma: How to disinfect your water if your power is out.
Hurricane Irma’s storms brought floods and rain to the region, causing some issues for the drinking water supply in South Florida.
It led several cities in Broward County to advise their residents to boil their water before drinking it or using it for cooking.
For residents who can’t boil the water, officials recommend either using bottled water or disinfecting water.
— Let water stand for 30 minutes before drinking or cooking with it.
All residents of Davie and Hollywood are also subject to a boil advisory.
As of Sunday afternoon, about 666,000 Florida Power and Light customers were without electricity, according to the company’s outage map.
Officials throughout Broward said Hurricane Irma caused damage and interruptions to water services as it brushed by South Florida.
See photos of Hurricane Irma’s impact across South Florida.
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