Truckloads of bottled drinking water have been delivered. But there’s no water for household use, including supplying swamp coolers, a necessity in an area forecast to have triple-digit heat through the week.
“It’s 93 degrees inside my house,” resident Jonathan Schmid told KCBS-TV .
Trona resident Carl Bates said his water tank has run out.
“But we have a lot of bottled water being sent in to us,” he told KABC-TV . “Everybody’s been donating quite a bit to our community. So that helps us. We’re staying alive with drinking water.”
Portable showers and bathrooms also have been brought in, and repair crews have been working around the clock.
Authorities said it will take time for the town to fully recover.