#BCstorm has swept the Province because of Saturday’s wind storm.
— vinchanity (@vinchanity) August 30, 2015
Being bombarded by the whine of leaf blowers from all sides on my street in the great #BCstorm cleanup.
— sabine jessen (@sabinejessen) August 30, 2015
It knocked out power lines and, at its peak, left 400,000 people without electricity.
Hydro says it managed to get hundreds of thousands of customers’ power back on overnight.
Crews worked through the night to restore power to 300,000 customers. Approx 200,000 remain without power this morning #bcstorm
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) August 30, 2015
But – on social media – some customers are livid.
Hundreds have been Tweeting at the company, disappointed because they say personal inquiries to the Crown Corporation have gone unanswered.
Some say there’s still no power in their area – and others nearby seem to have electricity.
Some have also been Tweeting at Hydro, asking them to pay up for people’s perishable food lost because of a lack of refrigeration.
@bchydro you owe me a bunch of food and a weekend. How the hell is the power still out?!
— Matt Massier (@MattMassier) August 30, 2015
— Johnsmouth (@JohnsMouth) August 30, 2015
Others are defending Hydro, saying there is only so much work crews can do.
People have also been tweeting they appreciate the hard work of the crews trying to get power up – and that those whining need to gain perspective.
— Deedlbug53 (@deedlbug53) August 30, 2015
Glad the weather is ok for those working to restore power. Glad you guys are on the job, thanks for all you’re doing. #bcstorm
— Jereme Brooks (@professorjer) August 30, 2015
— Kevin (@604kev) August 30, 2015
Survived 7 days no power with temps below -20 C… ’97 ice storm in Québec. THIS is NOTHING folks. #bcstorm
— Captain George (@Captain_GeorgeV) August 30, 2015
Some also say they’re using their camping skills to get through the situation, barbecuing chicken and using coolers to keep their cold foods cold.
— Nikki (@bctiggygirl) August 30, 2015