As "do not drink the tap water, West Virginians" appeared over news sites, social media networks, and became discussed among family members over the phones, adults and children went into panic mode.
It became a crucial part for most West Virginians to go out and get as much water as possible. People had to find new places to shower and to do laundry and it wasn't so simple for some as it was others.
Although most people were upset, the communities also need to recognize the volunteer work done by fire departments and the citizens of each town. The Poca Fire Department, Rock Branch Sheetz, Poca High School wrestling team and many others came together and handed out water for the citizens of Poca and neighboring towns.
Even in time of need, it's nice to see people help out even in some freezing temperatures and unruly weather.
Three hundred thousand people went without usable water, and when the water ban was finally lifted reports of a new chemical surfaced in the Elk River.
When can West Virginia finally catch a break? Some say the well-known licorice-type odor is even more prominent after they flushed their lines multiple times.
As citizens of each county that was affected, we should band together and help each other out and not forget to thank the ones that stood outside every day and gave out water, allowed people to use their shower and gave a little extra even in their time of need.