Why should I conserve water during and after a storm?

Many times after a large storm that brings a lot of rain, there is a lot of pressure on sewer systems from all of the storm water.  Also, electricity outages can mean the loss of power at some pump stations.  After a hurricane, you may be asked to limit usage to sanitary use only —that means strictly limiting or not doing laundry, taking only very short showers, no watering your lawns, and limiting dish washing or any other activity that sends a lot of water down the drain and into the sewer system. To prevent back-up into homes, conservation is a good option.  Only use your water for what is necessary until the systems can get back to normal after the storm.  This is also another good reason not to rush back home after the storm.

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1. Do I need to evacuate?
2. Do I live on a Barrier Island?
3. When will evacuations be announced?
4. Where is my closest emergency shelter?
5. What should I bring to an emergency shelter?
6. If I evacuate, do I need to turn off my water?
7. Will the City of Cocoa turn off my water during a storm?
8. Will the causeways close before the storm hits?
9. Where can I find the latest updates about the storm?
10. Does the City of Cocoa provide sand bags?
11. When will my trash and yard debris be picked up before the storm?
12. Will public safety personnel respond during a storm?
13. When will my power come back on?
14. Why should I conserve water during and after a storm?
15. Why is my hurricane debris not getting picked up?
16. How soon can I come back home after a storm has passed?