Surviving the East Idaho Eclipse Crowd – August 21, 2017
As with any big event, it is good to be prepared. Here are some tips on how to prepare for the eclipse this August.
Get your grocery shopping done about a week or more ahead of time. Not only will you beat the crowds, but this gives our stores time to restock.
Pick up your prescriptions and/or medical supplies early.
Get doctor/dentist appointments out the way. It will start getting crowded the Thursday prior to the eclipse and could remain busy until the following Wednesday.
Conserve energy by unplugging appliances you are not using and do laundry, use dishwashers, etc. at low peak hours.
Conserve water by not watering your lawn or using extra water during this weekend.
Be prepared for slow internet – you might not be able to stream Netflix at peak times!
Fill you gas tanks
Get cash (ATM’s might run out or be hindered by slow internet).
Overall, supplies will be limited and high demand may mean you can’t get all the things you need or want.
Traffic will be heavy and lines for food and in stores will be long, so exercise patience.
Once the Eclipse begins, you forget the crowds and any small inconveniences it took for you to experience this wondrous event