Wednesday, October 25, 2017

BC Hydro offers Storm season reminders

This weeks one-two punch of weather systems has provided for a timely opportunity for the province's hydro company to review some storm season preparations with British Columbians.

BC Hydro has posted a number of items for review, in order for residents to be prepared should the power supply be interrupted owing to the weather or other factors.

Among the themes to keep in mind:

Having an emergency kit ready: kit should include a flashlight, extra batteries, first-aid kit, ready-to-eat non-perishable foods and bottled water. 

Knowing where to get information and updates on an outage: customers can visit from their mobile device for the most up-to-date information on an outage and estimated restoration times once available. 

Understanding the dangers of damaged electrical equipment: a fallen power line should always be considered a danger even if it is not smoking, sparking or making a buzzing sound. Stay back at least 10 metres (the length of a bus) and call 911 immediately to report.

The Hydro corporation also provides some notes on how you can prepare an Emergency kit, as well as to alert British Columbians to the dangers posed by fallen power lines.

You can learn more about how to prepare for Storm season from the BC Hydro website.

Those who still have power during an outage can help relay information to those without, as BC Hydro lists the status of current outage situations through their information stream

More items of note related to both BC Hydro and Pacific Northern Gas can be reviewed on our archive page.

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