Tina McCallister, the owner of Hattie's Restaurant in downtown Hurricane, said the area was blessed to have had its own water source during the water crisis. "We have a few people still coming over here because they're too scared to drink their water," McCallister said.
Main Street in downtown Hurricane. Hurricane has its own municipal water source and was not impacted by the water crisis, and the city received a number of visitors during the water crisis after a chemical spill in the Elk River left 300,000 people without useable water.
Lesa Bostic, owner of the downtown Hurricane boutique Oodles, said she has seen more customers lately, but believes it has more to do with the cold weather than the chemical spill. "We've seen a lot of people who were just trying to get out of the house," she said.