THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES IN SPOKANE, STEVENS, PEND OREILLE
AND BONNER COUNTIES.
ARE STILL WITHOUT POWER AFTER WEDNESDAY'S DAMAGING
THEY'RE TELLING KXLY4'S ALYSSA DONOVAN.
THEY WISH THEY HAD BEEN BETTER PREPARED.
nats: woo! there we go!
IT'S LUNCHTIME AT THE BISHOP'S HOUSE.....
This is just easier because our barbeque is charcoal.
and I don't want to be waiting for 2 hours for the
barbeque to heat up before we eat.
FORMER KXLY REPORTER ANNIE BISHOP IS COOKING ON HER
We broke this out of our storage this morning so we
could have breakfast we made breakfast and boiled
water for coffee.
BUT BISHOP WAS LUCKY TO HAVE THE STOVE---- SHE SAYS
THEY WERE NOT PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY.
We were scrambling to find our flashlights we went
up to my husbands parents house to get candles and
everything was kind of in all different spots.
So we actually brought our solar lights in the first
night it happened because we couldn't find our flashlights.
BUT EVEN THOSE WHO WERE READY FOR A POWER OUTAGE ARE
RUNNING INTO SOME PROBLEMS.
We have two generators but we don't have enough to
run the milk lines.
THE JASPER'S OWN CHATTAROY CHEESE FARM---- AND WITH
TWO GENERATORS THEY STILL DON'T HAVE ENOUGH POWER
TO RUN ALL OF THEIR EQUIPTMENT.
We're keeping our refrigeration system going to keep
the already made cheese cool and to keep our water
going for all the animals.
WITHOUT THE MILK LINES AND ELECTRONIC MILKING SYSTEM---
THE JASPERS ARE MILKING ALL 24 GOATS BY HAND-----
AND DUMPING THE MILK.---- AND DOLLARS DOWN THE DRAIN.
We're not saving it cause we can't cool it directly.
We're losing a batch of cheese everyday so it's taking
a financial hit on us.
THE JASPER'S SAY AFTER THIS STORM IT'S TIME TO INVEST
IN A 3RD GENERATOR----
BISHOP SAYS SHE IS LOOKING INTO GETTING ONE TOO.
If anything it's an eye opener that we need to be
more prepared and have everything in a central location
so we can find it right away.