Hurricane Water Tip

Forget bottled water; what a waste!

If you’re planning on hunkering down in Hoboken for Hurricane Irene, and don’t know what to do now that the supermarkets are running out of water – Hoboken411 reader Deribular has a tip for you:

“Don’t buy water, buy Solo cups.

Most of the stores are out of large containers of water, and it’s a bitch to huff it back to the apartment. Save all the hassle and that money by buying a gazillion pack of plastic cups. One 100 pack will hold about 14 gallons of water for maybe $5, enough to last you and your honey a whole week. Fill em with water, stack em, cover with paper (dust will spur bacterial growth), and use as needed. Pix attached for reference.”

411 Note: You might want to catch up on the FEMA blog to see what they’re up to here and across the affected regions. The common theme amongst all informational sites is to: BE PREPARED.

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6 Comments on "Hurricane Water Tip"

cyclewag
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cyclewag

Quarters anyone…. is that sacrilege? Could use the cups for beer and be fine.
Either way, 1 single Briter filter provides a lot of water as long as you planned in advance.

CluelessCitizen
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CluelessCitizen

Can someone explain to me why we even need bottled water; does the city not have backup generators powering the water supply pumps?

eam144
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You don’t need bottled water. Just fill your tub, that’s what we did growing up in New Orleans years ago long before there was bottled water. Just fill the tub, and any other container you have. After Katrina I was without water about a week. It’s best to take precautions just in case. I’ve been through many hurricanes in my lifetime, lots of false alarms, but you just never know.[quote comment=”210067″]Can someone explain to me why we even need bottled water; does the city not have backup generators powering the water supply pumps?[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

eam144 you must bathe in the tub first ..Bottled water is just purified and we go for it..stay well..ps riteaid shipyard boarding up its windows …Best we get depends or the apt or home is gonna smell lke skunk city.Keep the pre school kids away from the weather stations..My grandsons are smart and frightened…Best to watch sponge bob and crap my pants…stay safe everyone. 🙂 [quote comment=”210092″]You don’t need bottled water. Just fill your tub, that’s what we did growing up in New Orleans years ago long before there was bottled water. Just fill the tub, and any other container you have. After Katrina I was without water about a week. It’s best to take precautions just in case. I’ve been through many hurricanes in my lifetime, lots of false alarms, but you just never know.[/quote]

barbpf
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barbpf

There’s ALOT of water available at the Hess station right outside the Holland tunnel.

tmpchaos
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tmpchaos

The better idea is to fill sealable plastic containers and put them in the freezer. This way you’ll have fresh water and it’ll help keep the freezer colder longer.

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