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 bchydro.com/outages. 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.
For more information, visit bchydro.com/besafe.
BC Hydro Media Relations
p. 604 928 6468