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BC Hydro prepares for possible major snow and wind events on Vancouver Island and the South Coast

VANCOUVER: With more snow and wind expected in the forecast, BC Hydro is encouraging its customers to be prepared for possible weather-related power outages this week.

While we prepare for storm season year-round, we’ve taken extra measures ahead of this particular storm, and crews are on standby to restore power should the lights go out.

Because it is difficult to predict how much damage a storm may cause to the system and how long a power outage will last, it is important for customers to be prepared for an outage by:

  • Having an emergency kit ready: kit should include a flashlight, extra batteries, first-aid kit, three days’ worth of ready-to-eat non-perishable foods and bottled water.
  • Knowing how to get a hold of us if the power goes out: they can find up-to-date outage information at If the outage isn’t listed, call us at 1-800-BCHYDRO.

BC Hydro also reminds the public to always assume a downed power line is live and dangerous and to report it to 9-1-1.

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BC Hydro Media Relations
p. 604 928 6468