Tulare officials offer portable showers to cope with drought

A small California community whose wells ran dry as a result of the drought is getting some relief.

Earlier this week, Tulare County officials installed free mobile showers at Iglesia Emmanuel church in East Porterville. The church showers will serve up to 2,800 residents.

According to the LA Times, residents had been using buckets of water to bathe themselves. In some cases, officials said residents simply stopped showering while children used school showers after physical education classes.

But as temperatures continued to drop  with the approach of winter, the old showering method becomes more difficult and uncomfortable.

The Central Valley has been crippled by drought -- the worst in California's recorded history.