States all across the U.S. have been experiencing record-breaking heat, and it has spread all the way to Alaska. Even The Last Frontier, a place characterized by frigid temperatures and permanently frozen soil, is being ravaged by devastating wildfires. Salmon are dying at a rapid pace, ice is thawing, and citizens are buying fans faster than stores can replenish their inventory. Here’s everything you need to know about this crisis.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Click here to keep tabs on the current state of the wildfires.
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.