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Alabama town without drinking water since Hurricane Zeta

 

MARION, Ala. (AP) — Trucks are delivering pallets of water to a west Alabama city of about 3,200 people that has been without drinking water since Hurricane Zeta struck last week. 

WSFA-TV reports the city of Marion had to begin using water from a reserve well since the storm knocked out power.

Mayor Dexter Hinton says the water is safe for bathing but not for drinking or cooking. Perry County Commissioner Albert Turner Jr. says the county health department has advised citizens and businesses in Marion not to consume the water.

Pallets of water were set to be delivered Friday and Saturday for public distribution.

 

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