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Hannibal Regional Hospital using bottled water due to boil order

HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -  The boil order affecting Hannibal has been extended until Friday. That means many residents and businesses are making other plans to meet their needs.

All of the ice machines and water fountains inside Hannibal Regional Hospital hospital have been turned off. The kitchen staff is now boiling all water before cooking with it, and the cafeteria has even turned off fountain soda stations.

Vice President of Facilities Doug Ruble says they've initiated the hospital's contingency plan. "If it went on for several days, so would the availability of bottled water and ice. We'd just have to go outside the region to bring that in, and we've got emergency supplies that we can access through vendors that are outside the area," Ruble said.

The hospital has already brought in 500 bags of ice and 28 cases of bottled water for patient use.

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