Nunam Still in the grips of winter and now out of
stove oil/heating fuel due to early freeze up and no fall fuel barge!
In this evening from AnnS:
Nunam Iqua ran out of heating fuel/stove oil for the residents here.
Then more information:
I just got off the phone with Alakanuk and Emmonak they are selling stove oil to out-of-towners (meaning anyone not living there) but they are limiting it to:
Alakanuk 20 gallons per household/person
Emmonak 10 gallons per household/person
We are going to have to go upriver and try to get enough to make it through break up.
I asked how we could help and she replied:
Did I mention that we ran out b/c we didn’t get our last fuel barge in b/c of early freeze up?
I don’t have any short term solutions to offer other than pray at this point Jane. I can’t authorize donations for other village fuel sales. Plus this is the first time we have run out of stove oil before winter was over, usually we run out of gas.
More tomorrow – stay tuned!
Those villagers shouldn’t have cut down all those trees last week!
Read Ann’s update HERE to see the latest news on the heating oil situation!