The past couple of days we've been riding a winter wave as the giant claw of a blizzard grips eastern SD and other parts. Yes, out in the west it's something different, but here in the frozen east we keep watching out the window with it feeling like we're flying this old house through a cold and cloudy sky at a breakneck speed. The old girl doesn't care for all this windage.
The situation with the water was that a roof caved in on a water supply, a "clear well." All over town we've had to curtail (as in STOP) our water use. But our city fellows hustled through the night and during the day today despite the bad weather, and they're allowing water use and soon will have drinkable water again. Thanks, guys.
I'm not sure why it's in the Anchorage news: http://www.adn.com/2014/01/16/3276441/residents-of-madison-urged-not.html.