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B.C.’s South Coast should prepare for power outage ahead of storm: BC Hydro

Heavy rain and wind is expected to hit the region

People living in the path of heavy rain and snow expected to hit the south coast should prepare for the power to go out.

A storm is expected to hit Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland Thursday afternoon and into Friday, Environment Canada said.

Up to 90 millimetres of rain are expected in the Lower Mainland, and up to 150 millimetres for parts of Vancouver Island. The region is also expecting strong southeasterly winds.

On social media, BC Hydro said staff are “preparing for possible damage,” and urged residents to do the same.

It said people should make a list of local emergency contact numbers, get surge protectors to protect sensitive electronics and prepare an emergency kit containing:

  • Flashlights

  • Extra batteries

  • First aid kit

  • Bottled water

  • Supplies for people with special needs

  • Copy of your preparedness plan

  • Battery or crank-operated clock and radio

  • Corded telephone

  • Non-perishable, ready-to-eat foods

  • Warm clothing and blankets


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