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A parched California town now has access to hot showers

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In this May 1, 2014 file photo, fourth-generation rice farmer Josh Sheppard walks across the dried-up ditch at his rice farm in Richvale, California. Jae C. Hong/AP

For the first time in several months, some residents in the Central Valley city of East Porterville will have access to something special: a hot shower.

Several months ago, we reported about how the drought had dried up many of the home wells in the area.

Without running water in homes, the county stepped in to provide parched residents with bottles of water. However many remained without the water to bathe.

Starting this week, the simple pleasure of taking a hot shower is now within reach for residents of East Porterville provided by officials in Tulare County.

Andrew Lockman, the county's manager of emergency services, explains what measures his department has done to help residents and for how long they might have to continuing doing them.

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