Some people learn this the hard way.
We all have private wells here and for some strange reason a few have been on the blink this week. Each well owner was assured it's not a drought due to the immense amount of rainfall we've had. However, the ground is composed of springs and coral, some sand, some clay and a lot of human activity on top of it!
Whatever the well problems were caused by - and I don't have all the info on that - I did hear that EVERY one of these owners had NO WATER stored.
You can't cook noodles in Diet Coke! And after a few thoughtless flushes, your well tank is dry!
The problems started in the middle of the night. ONE gas station is open 24/7 and doesn't stock a lot of water. The grocery store has a water dispenser in front of it but requires you provide the containers. The Dollar General closes at 10 p.m. and again, stocks little water.
Add to that unprepared homeowners who don't have money for a new pump or whatever the problem is.
And finally, it is hot as Hades out here with high humidity that lasts late into the night. Even the birds and squirrels are laying low.
We have water and stocked up on more of it yesterday.
We also have a well we know little about.
Without food and water, you haven't got a chance at survival.
The same people in this neighborhood without preps are the same without generators or hand pumps (some wells here are shallow).
Always good to have a reminder of how important preps are and NOT be the one in need of them.