You'd thinking it would be easier to live in Alaska when things warm up. Of course, you'd be wrong. It turns out that all that rapidly melting snow tends to flood necessary things like air landing strips. In this exclusive clip from "Life Below Zero: The Thaw" (airs Tues. Nov. 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET on Nat Geo), meet Sue, who is looking at the death of her business as well as a dearth of supplies for her community in Kavik if flood waters render her landing strip inoperable. Man, if it's not one thing it's another...

In the episode, also meet Chip and Agnes, who head off on a fishing trip hundreds of miles north of their home in Noorvik. It's not a vacation, mind you, but integral for their survival -- and a boat breakdown puts their plans in peril. Also on the show is carpenter Andy, who discovers that the two-ton saw mill he purchased might not travel so well. In Chandalar, Glenn has to fight the local wildlife for his share of the water supply. In short, living in the far reaches of Alaska means being surrounded by natural beauty, but it's beauty that can, oh, kill you. Also of note: no Starbucks. 

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