As a second storm knocked down trees, disrupted ferries and left thousands of people without electricity, a third system is approaching today.
BC Ferries has already made a number of cancellations to routes going to and from Vancouver Island to the South Coast.
“Those include the Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay, Tsawwassen – Duke Point, and Tsawwassen to the Southern Gulf Islands.”
BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall says they will close by 3 o’clock so there may be some last minute sailings available before the storm hits.
Storm making it’s way to the South Coast
Global BC Meteorologist Michael Kuss is tracking the storm and says right now it’s offshore – off the Washington Oregon coast – and it should lose some of its energy over the high elevations of the Olympic Peninsula.
— Michael Kuss (@michaelkusswx) October 15, 2016
Kuss expects some ferry cancellations but doesn’t expect coastal flooding from the onshore breeze combined with high tide.
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Near midnight the strong wind gusts are expected to die down, but the rain will continue over the next few days.
Kuss expects winds to be anywhere from 70-100km an hour and to peak between 6pm and 9pm Saturday.
This storm has drawn energy from the remnants of Typhoon Songda.
It has prompted a Speacial Weather Statement from Environment Canada.
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About 100,000 customers were without power at the peak of outages Friday.
There are just a few small pockets of BC hydro customers without power Saturday morning.