More people are storing drinking water at home than before the Coronavirus epidemic

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Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, several have become better prepared for crises, a study by the Directorate for Social Security and Emergency Response (DSB) shows.

In the survey conducted by Ipsos for DSB, 29 percent say that they store drinking water at home. Before the Coronavirus pandemic, the proportion was 20 percent, reports NRK.

To the channel, DSB director Elisabeth Aarsæther says that she believes that the events of the spring have meant that more Norwegians are now prepared for unforeseen events.

– “People have obviously taken the advice that one must be prepared for a crisis. They buy batteries, food and, not least, water that is absolutely necessary to have should infrastructure fail,” she says.

While 65 percent before the Coronavirus crisis stated that they know of DSB’s advice that all households should be able to manage for three days, now 77 percent answer the same, according to the survey.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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