The Big Wind in Bountiful, Utah

UPDATE: Bountiful Power set a new pole back behind the houses on our corner, and we had electricity again about 5 pm on Sunday evening. We were without power for 86 or 87 hours, with nothing worse happening than a rather odd smell in the refrigerator.

I’ve been out of touch of since Wednesday, as Davis County, Utah got hit with hurricane force winds late Wednesday night. One hundred mile per hour winds were forecasted, but I didn’t believe it. Well, I should have paid attention. Not that it would have done a lot of good. The area in which we live and work has a lot of trees. It now has a lot less. Trees are down everywhere, including our yard. We had one that came down over our power line to the house. Luckily it didn’t break the line, or tear the mast from the house. However, it split the power pole on which the line hung. So – we’re know in our third night without power, phone or Internet at the house, and at FRPC. I checked into the Plaza hotel, and we are now shipping product from our hotel room. I now have Internet access again…

The 27th annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour starts on Sunday, so it’s going to be a wild and crazy week…

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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