RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Officials told several hundred people at a community meeting in Ridgecrest to take precautions once running water returns to their homes after it was cut off by the two earthquakes that hit the town Thursday and Friday.
The officials asked residents at Sunday's two-hour meeting to boil the water for at least several days once it comes back on.
Mayor Peggy Breeden said that two trucks with water are coming to Ridgecrest and the nearby small town of Trona.
Several people at the meeting in the Kerr McGee Community Center said that they will need counseling after dealing with the disruptions caused by the earthquakes, which included sleeping outside of their homes.
Police Chief Jed McLaughlin urged residents to return to their homes.