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The first thing you want to do when you find yourself in a water emergency is to put out as many fires as possible.
But, unfortunately, the best way to do this is to run your water lines, which means keeping a fire hose in the kitchen and a bucket of water on the floor.
“It’s a waste of time to run out and try to keep a fire going,” said Andrew Ruppert, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“You’re just going to end up with a pile of water everywhere you go.
If you put your water in the sink, you’re just wasting water.”
Ruppart, who has written about fire safety for the past 30 years, said he has seen the same thing happen to people with pets.
“If you’re in a home that’s very hot, and your house is very hot and dry, then you can put a fire out in your yard, but if you have an infestation of mosquitos, that’s not going to work,” Ruppet said.
“A good rule of thumb is, if your water supply is coming from the house, you want as much of it as possible in the house.”
You don’t have to stop drinking water, but you can reduce your risk of getting waterborne illness or even getting water into your eyes and lungs.
Ruppend also advises you to take water filters to the bathroom and keep them in a cupboard in your kitchen, because “they’re really good at catching germs.”
Ruprecht recommends taking a good-quality shower, and if you are wearing a mask, it should be a little more than an eye mask.
Ruprescht recommends using a water filter with a cap that you can slide over your nose and mouth.
And, of course, the most important thing to do is keep your house clean, and Ruppie says you should not bring water in from your neighbors or pets.
It’s also worth noting that Ruppiert recommends keeping a water closet handy in your home, because you will never have enough water in your house.
“When I look at this, I think, ‘Oh, this is an emergency,'” Rupps said.
But that’s just because we’re all living in a world of hyper-connected homes.
“So, the question becomes, ‘What are the most likely things that we need to be thinking about?'”