In Miami we don’t have spring. Our weather pattern is mostly hot and humid with a couple of months of beautiful, balmy days that remind us why we live here.
During a visit to Virginia at the end of March, signs of spring were emerging. Clear, crisp days and chilly nights restored this Sun Puppy!
Now spring is blanketing the lower 48 with crocuses and daffodils and gardens are being planned.
It will take a while for spring to make its way to rural Alaska.
Victoria is starting to see signs of river thaw in Ugashik but Ann will not see a change in Nunam Iqua for a few weeks. When she does, it might not be pretty…
A handful of villages in rural Alaska face the prospect of difficult breakup this spring with possible flooding, the National Weather Service’s top hydrologist in Alaska said on Tuesday.
Points along the Yukon Delta. (Ann’s region) may see severe flooding as unusually thick ice and greater than average amounts of snow begin to melt. It’s ot over yet!
We must continue to send help until the berries are ripe and the salmon are running this summer. It will also be important to follow news relating to rural Alaska, especially bycatch issues.
Both Ann and Victoria will be updating us as spring arrives in their villages. They have endured an unusual winter!
Both grew up in the lower 48 and live in rural Alaska by choice. They have each taken on the task of making sure their neighbors have not gone to bed hungry this winter. They have been an inspiration to all of us!
Spring is almost here but the need for long-lasting solutions for the problems of rural Alaska remains. The emergency is almost over but the long-term task of helping Ann and Victoria bring permanent change to all villages is just beginning. Please help us make sure everyone has enough money to buy both fuel and food next winter.