Thousands of Idaho residents were left without power this morning because of the weather.  With 3 to 6 more inches tomorrow and 3 to 6 more possible on Sunday... this threat is very real for all of us.

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So what should you have in your home in case power goes out for an extended period of time?  According to Idaho Power, here's your top priorities...


  • Food that doesn't have to be cooked like jerky or dried fruit
  • Extra blankets
  • Something extra to provide light like candles, matches, flashlights
  • Bottled water (your pipes might freeze)


Also... please check on your neighbors to make sure they're o.k.  Especially those that are elderly or alone.