Beach Road resident returns to his home

Learns to adapt to life without electricity


February 18, 2021

Ceri Godinez

Phil Pink sits by the fire in his cabin, located in the "green zone" at the end of Beach Road. Pink has been living there mostly full time since the Haines Borough lifted the mandatory evacuation on Dec. 18.

Phil Pink, 71, did not sign up to live off the grid when he moved from Florida to his cabin at the end of Beach Road, but for the past two months he's been hauling drinking water, gasoline for his generator and propane for his backup heat.


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