The Instagrams From The West Virginia Water Crisis Are Like Something Out Of A Horror Movie

“It’s been 84 hours since my last shower.”

1. More than 300,000 people in West Virginia were ordered not to use tap water for days after a chemical spill contaminated the water supply.

“Come on WV! Give us our water back! #wvwatercrisis #wchs #wsaz #youtube #scrubadubdub #dove #fixthewater #thestruggle #rain #cnn

“Handing out water and paper products in #Dunbar #WestVirginia #chemicallspill They had only 180 cases of water for a town of 8000. Loading up again in Cincinnati and heading back tomorrow.”

3. The spill was originally discovered in the Elk River in Charleston, W.Va., last week.

“Water distribution point in Charleston. #charleston #wv #westvirginia #wvwatercrisis”

“”God provides! Free water!” Kanawha County #wv #westvirginia #wvchemleak”

5. On Friday, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency.

“The water in the Charleston WV region is contaminated and we can’t drink from our tap. Thank you Lord for the rain! #WVwaterCrisis”

“Seriously, how great is the state of #WestVirginia? Came home from a weekend away to a case of water from one of the neighbors. The generosity and support of the people in this state is incredible! #wvchemleak”

7. The source of the contamination was 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol—a chemical used for cleaning coal–which leaked from a storage tank near a water plant in the area.

“@robbmajor sure knows how to take care of a grumpy pregnant lady during a chemical leak! #wvchemleak #hubsoftheyear”

“Got a tank for water during this crazy ordeal! Now to find somewhere to fill it! #contaminated #chemicalspill #contamination #contaminatedwater #dontdrinkthewater #eyewitnesswv #fema #toxicspill #wvprobs #wvwater #wvchemleak #wv_igers #igers_of_wv #wv #westvirginia”

9. By Monday, the state began flushing local water systems.

“#wvwatercrisis #kroger #chemicalspill #dunbarwv #water #wv #kanawhacounty”

“#waternevertastedsogood #water #aquageddon #aguageddon #aquapocolypse #nowater #frankspizza #montgomerywv #soldoutofwater #thirsty #chemicalleak #chemicalspill”

11. The ban on tap water was lifted for a many parts of West Virginia by Tuesday.

“Already out of dry shampoo. Ugh. #dirtyhairdontcare #cwvspill #cwv #chemicalspill”

“Drawing a bath in #WV #watergate #wvchemleak”

13. Since the leak was discovered, 231 patients complaining of symptoms ranging from skin irritation and rashes to vomiting and diarrhea were seen in local hospitals.

“It’s been 84 hours since my last shower. I am so excited right now. #wvchemleak #wvwatercrisis”

“My daughter insisted on carrying several of these waters by herself! #proud #Morgantown #wvchemleak”

15. While many are able to drink their tap water, there are many outlying areas in the state that have not been tested yet.

“My one water bottle per 8 hours at the hospital. And don’t bring your own….you get accused of stealing. #nowater #wvchemleak #nurseprobs”

“By the end of it we collected 12-13 TONS of donations for the victims of the chemical spill, we filled 2.5 WV Army National Guard 5 ton trucks!!! Thanks Turtleman!!! #turtleman #liveaction #wvwatercrisis”

17. Governor Tomblin is calling for increased oversight to prevent this from happening again.

“What you gotta do when your state is under a state of emergency an you can’t use your whatever for anything ! Enjoy usin the rain an water bottles to take a shower haha make the best out of it you guys #wvwatercrisis #nowater #fun #happy #things #will #get #better #wv #follow”

“Long lines for water at the Kmart in Elkview (Melissa Pence, photo). #water911 #westvirginia #wvwatercrisis”

19. Since Thursday, 231 patients who complained of symptoms were seen at 4 different hospitals. Fourteen patients were admitted, and none are in critical condition.

“Crazy out here #WaterAdvisory #ChemicalLeak #Krogers #Zombies”

“After a long day working cleaning etc. I passed out and I woke up to this around the house and my husband gone working to hand out water all night. Crazy.”

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