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Damaging wind and snow storms have long been a way of life in the islands. Fortunately, the past 15 years or so have seen only a few memorable storms. Unfortuantely, this means many new arrivals to the islands haven't learned the lessons that come from being without power for a week or more and not being able to get to town.


First Step: ensure you are prepared to be on your own for two weeks.


And specific info for winter weather:

Windstorm: What to do Before and During a Windstorm

Winter Weather: Winter Weather Wisdom for San Juan County

How to Prevent and Respond to Feezing Pipes (courtesy of Eastsound WUA): Winter Storms and Your Water Service

What a PNW Windstorm Can Look Like
: read up on the 1962 Columbus Day Storm

Use of a Generator
: helpful tips from OPALCO