DOUGLAS, Ala. (WHNT)-- As people in nine West Virginia counties are still coping with no tap water, back here at home some people say it's time for preparedness.
"When I saw that on television about West Virginia I was hoping that a lot of people had some water stored up at home because a small isolated incident like that, it can take a long time to clean up a water system," says Marc Neuffer.
Neuffer is with the Marshall County Preppers. It's an organization that supports preparing for both natural and man made disasters, like the chemical spill in West Virginia.
"We tell people it's the small things that are going to get us," said Neuffer. "The chance of something happening nationwide or worldwide are very very slim. But we all the time have things happening in local areas."
He says everyone should have a water supply that is separate from your city source.
"We at Marshall County Preppers always ask people to keep a week's worth of water on hand so they don't have to depend on that."
The preppers in Marshall County now have 800 members. They meet the first Monday of each month at the Guntersville Rec Center.