September 8, 2015 Surrey home last to be reconnected September 8, 2015 The Vancouver Sun catches up with the family whose home was the last to be reconnected in the wake of last weekend's wicked windstorm, and discovers that they're models of self-sufficiency. We also look at lessons learned from the storm, and we turn the clock back to last winter and how we delayed work on a power line project near Merritt to ensure a hibernating mother bear and her cub weren't disturbed. Last family to get power back thrives in wake of windstorm After winds snapped a power pole and toppled five trees on their Surrey property, the Koehn family got to work, fired up the generator and cleaned up the mess. Read more from the Vancouver Sun Lessons learned from an historic storm It was supposed to just rain a lot. Instead, winds of up to 115 km an hour left more than 700,000 homes and businesses without power. Read more on bchydro.com Project delayed while bears sleep through winter A power line relocation project was delayed for four months to protect a mother bear and cub near Merritt. Read more on bchydro.com Photo of the Week Crews worked long hours to repair damages caused by the August 29 windstorm. We want to say thanks not only to our crews who worked long hours in tough conditions to get everyone back, but to our customers for their patience and support. Connect with us Facebook @bchydro @PowerSmartBC Youtube Instagram Log in to MyHydro Accounts & Billing Power Smart Safety & Outages Contact Us You have received this email because you subscribed to This Week at BC Hydro. Want more stories like this? Get This Week at BC Hydro in your inbox every week. Subscribe now.