I recently read an article that was published in a local newspaper in Flathead Lake, MT. Their weather mirrors ours throughout each season. Recently they experienced some extremely high winds that downed trees throughout the east side of the Lake. With so much destruction, the Flathead Lake Electric Cooperative decided they should jump onto to an education program to help locals and visitors alike be better prepared for falling power lines.
With the winter season around the corner, we can certainly expect to see a return of the classic High Sierra winds that are just part of living in the majestic Lake Tahoe and Truckee regions. Right here in our architecture firm in Incline Village, NV, we sit on top of a ridge where we can experience some pretty good gusts this time of the year, and into the winter months as well.
The article included some very good information, complete with visuals, that can be used universally – no matter where you live on the planet.
As we design mountain homes in Truckee, Lake Tahoe, and especially the Carson Valley that gets the brunt of the wind, we always review the electrical lines and carefully position our homes within a safe distance – should any lines go down.
If you have recently purchased a lot on which to build a home, or have plans to remodel or expand your footprint, our team at our architecture firm in Washoe County, NV, would be pleased to come by to review your situation and its existing electrical layout.
In the meantime, feel free to share the following artwork that is courtesy of the Flathead Lake Electric Cooperative.
Stay safe out there!
James P. Borelli
Lake Tahoe / Truckee