Forecasts are calling for heavy rains (possibly snow up high) and winds today (see http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/storm-to-bring-heavy-rain-winds-and-snow-to-higher/article_6ef26dfe-4c04-11e5-8e3b-5b5dade853e8.html). Do you remember the fall of 2014 when high winds with wet ice knocked out the powerlines for as many as 3 days for some residents? And that was close to Fairbanks- not just in the far off areas. It could happen again, and if it does, do you have a generator supply for your heat source, refrigerator and well pump (if you have one) at the very least?
Last event almost 2 years ago the temperatures outside were around 20 degrees, so homes did not freeze up quickly. But temperate fall reminders like these events beg a homeowner to ask- do I have a 72 hour kit for food, medical, energy source and other supplies in case I am disconnected from the electric or have to relocate due to a disaster for 3 days (at least)?
Cooperative Extension has a list of items you can check your storehouse to see if you have the goods. Call Art at 322-2309 if you’d like one emailed or faxed to you (until we can load it up on the site!),