The power is back on in parts of Surrey’s Fraser heights neighbourhood after residents were in the dark for 38-hours.
People are talking about how neighbours helped neighbours over the weekend, checking on one another and even getting together for meals, barbecuing food before it spoiled.
Brad Biccum has a generator so he was able to keep his fridge and freezer running, and help others.
“I looked out our window and at the front door, one of our neighbours was standing there with his coffee grinder, and it was full of beans and he needed to get the beans ground, so they could make coffee in the morning.”
Dozens of trees are still down in Fraser Heights.
Minnie Faulkner says two nights in the dark really wasn’t all the bad.
“I got two coal oil lamps from my mom and we lit ’em up and we had light. And it was so nice because we sat and we talked without the TV and the silly old phones. It was such a nice night.”
Some have already been sawed up and are sitting at the side of the road.
Others are still perched on top of garages, waiting for insurance companies to assess the damage.