BC Hydro says it’s prepared for the stormy weather set to batter the province on Wednesday.
Powerful winds and heavy rain showers are expected to pound the South Coast but BC Hydro says they will deploy extra crews if necessary.
Winds are expected to reach up to 80km/ph with rainfall expected to reach 200mm in some parts of Vancouver Island throughout the rest of the week.
Simi Heer, from BC Hydro, says they will be monitoring the weather closely.
“Right now we are watching the storms and we will make a decision on whether or not we can deploy some crews in advance to some of the harder to reach areas like the Sunshine Coast and some of the Gulf Islands. For now, what we’re doing is we are in our regular storm-response mode so we do have storm response plans that we update every year and can activate at a moment’s notice.”
She says extra crews will be on stand-by depending on the severity of the weather.
“We’re expecting the strongest winds to hit Vancouver Island and the mainland late on Wednesday and early Thursday morning. We’ll make a decision on whether or not we can deploy some crews in advance to some of the harder to reach areas.”
Heer says families should have flash lights on hand as well as a battery operated radios and a phone.