That from a Surrey man who was the last, out of 710-thousand customers, to have power restored, after the weekend windstorm that caused the worst single BC Hydro outage in the company’s history.
The Koehn family was the last to have power restored to their home Wednesday afternoon after a weekend windstorm rocked the Lower Mainland. The home was the only one on a single power pole that was snapped during the storm.
Luckily, Kevin Koehn is a general contractor, and happened to have a chainsaw and a generator on hand.
He has nothing but praise for the red-eyed Hydro crews who got his family back on the grid, after four days.
“I think those guys did an amazing job. For a company like that to rally all of their workers that they possibly could and to be able to restore that in four days…”
At the storm’s peak, more than 700-thousand customers were without power, the single largest failure in Hydro’s history.