It's been a week to forget at Super A Foods/Pharmacy in Hanna after they became victims of Monday's blizzard.
The store shut down on Monday afternoon because of intermittent power outages and other factors. Rhonda Blake is the general manager.
"I was actually snowed in on my property for the first half of the day, so I was getting my information relayed to me by my daughter, who lives in Edmonton because I have a land line and none of our cell service was working," she explained. "My daughter in Edmonton was messaging with my son, who is an employee of ours, he was sending her messages letting me know what was going on, and then I was finding out the information (and) relaying through her back to the store."
That, though, wasn't the worst part: remember the power outage?
"We had gone without compressor power for 26 hours, so it was decided that to keep our own integrity and the integrity of our customers, that we would pull anything and everything that could not have been kept to proper temperature," Blake related. "We loaded a big dumpster out back and we filled it."
"Our shelves are bare," she continued. "We have quite a load coming in tomorrow: we have about 500 cases of product coming in between our frozen and our dairy cases, so it's going to be a big job."
Blake wants to thank store staff, who got going when things got tough, and Super A customers for putting up with the inconvenience.