Cape Girardeau Fire Department hands out water for the second day of the boil water order

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Tuesday, the Cape Girardeau Fire Department donated eight pallets of water to the citizens of Cape Girardeau and Jackson, Missouri, in response to the sudden boil water order.

Fast forward one day, Cape Girardeau officials stated that the order may be effective for another few days.

As many citizens scramble to conserve water, pallets of water donations from several agencies came pouring in.

“We have this specific truck behind me, is a donated water from the St. Louis Food Bank. So, they drove down here from St. Louis to drop this,” explained Randy Morris, Cape Girardeau Fire Chief.

The fire department set up two locations in Cape Girardeau. One at the Shawnee Park Center, and the other at the Osage Center on Tuesday. Many volunteers helped in distributing the water.

“And we are here today … basically we’re partnering with Convoy of Hope and the Cape Girardeau Fire Department and a lot of volunteers, making sure everybody gets some water because the crisis time like that, it’s hard to get it at the stores,” explained Phil Roop a volunteer with Bethel Assembly of God.

Citizens are relieved to find water so quickly and without hassle – a testament to those involved.

“Yeah, it’s great. All this water being donated to Cape Girardeau has been really cool and helpful for me and my family, not being able to use our water due to the boiler here obviously. So, just get a nice free case and have it provided for me is amazing,” said Seth Fink, a Cape Girardeau citizen.

As the water is improving, the fire chief does not know how long this will last.

“Right now we’re just focusing on these two days. We’re seeing improvements with the water,” continued Morris.

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