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Loss of safe drinking water can be deadly. Most people, with few exceptions, will be feeling the effects if they do not consume water for more than 36 hours. You and your family can live quite some time without food, but only a short time without water. Water is the single most abundant substance in the body. It is the most essential of all nutrients. It is the second only to air in the importance of life. Water aids in the digestive process, temperature control and brain function.
Therefore, do not underestimate the importance of storing water in your home. Water is probably the least expensive item to store. Many types of disasters can cut off or contaminate water for short or extended periods of time. Be sure all family members know where to find safe water, how to purify water and the location of the home’s main incoming water valve. The time to store water is now! We take water for granted when things are normal. In an emergency it is absolutely critical both for hydration but also for sanitation.
More information on water can be found here.
Volunteer Emergency Coordination System
During large-scale emergencies, the City's resources are likely not sufficient to address all of the emergency response and recovery needs, so outside assistance will be needed. The City has organized a volunteer-based emergency coordination system to assist in large-scale emergencies, which is made up of Area Coordinators, District Coordinators, and Block Captains. This system is based on the volunteer-based organization of local LDS churches. To find out who your District Coordinator (aka Stake Coordinator), Area Coordinator (aka Ward Emergency Coordinator), or Block Captain, contact the local LDS Ward bishopric. Volunteers and participants in this system do not have to be members of the LDS Church. For more information contact your Area Coordinator, District Leader or Block Captain.