We are completely snowed in here at Reptiles Alive. Snow started falling last Friday afternoon and piled up about 25 inches around us by late Saturday afternoon. We have been very lucky to have not lost power – but the only road in or out has remained untouched by plows and is impassable. Luckily, I am able to get to the animal rooms and office without having to drive.
Now we are once again facing a Winter Storm Warning with the possibility of another 10-20 inches in the next 24 hours combined with high winds at 25 – 40 miles per hour. We have contacted friends with large 4WD vehicles to help evacuate our animals if our power is lost, so the animals will stay safe.
Our show schedule, however, is in tatters. The last show we were able to perform was on Friday February 5 in the morning. Since then, more than a dozen shows and after school classes have been canceled, and I am sure many more will be canceled at least through this Saturday. If our streets are plowed, I am hoping to be able to get our Wildlife Educators out to perform shows this weekend – but there is a chance we will still be unable to get out.
I am hoping to be able to reschedule many of the canceled shows, but since our calendar is so busy already, I’m sure some of them will not be able to be rescheduled. Remember our cancellation policy is that if your show is canceled due to snow, and we are not able to reschedule it for you, we will send you a 100% refund.
In the meantime, the well being of our animals is first and foremost. I will be preparing the animal rooms today for the possibility of losing power. And, I will be comforted knowing that I have a large group of friends ready to help in the event of a real emergency.
Thank you all so much – Good Luck Everyone!