It’s no Hurricane Matthew, but residents of B.C.’s South Coast are dealing with the first storm of the season.
A wind warning was issued for Vancouver Island early Thursday evening, and a second warning was issued for the Lower Mainland late Thursday night.
Environment Canada dropped the wind warning at 5am Friday.
At its height, the storm knocked out power to more than 45,000 customers on southern Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and the Lower Mainland.
BC Hydro says damaging winds and heavy rain have caused several outages across Vancouver Island & the Lower Mainland that may last through the night & into Friday.
They add crews are working to restore power & additional resources are being organized to assist in restoration.
At 6am Friday, 4800 customers were without electricity on the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast, and just over 9000 were without power on Vancouver Island.
Environment Canada says the Vancouver region can expect 40-50 mm of rain overnight, with winds of up to 90 km/h near the water.
That hefty dose of rainfall also has officials on the North Shore warning residents of potential for flooding.
Residents are being reminded to clear drains of fallen leaves and debris, and Mainroad contracting will be patrolling overnight for flood issues.
The rough seas have also forced BC Ferries to cancel and delay a number of sailings, including those between Tsawassen and Duke Point and Comox and Powell River.
You can get up to date information on sailings here.