Prepare for Strong Winds and Rain This Week
December 1, 2014
Environment Canada is forecasting strong winds later this afternoon of 70 km/h with gusts up to 90 km/h into this evening. Rain is also forecast for much of the week.
During our wet, windier months, there is a likelihood of power outages due to fallen trees or high winds. Residents should be prepared and have flashlights, blankets, a portable radio and spare batteries on hand in case of a power outage, and should avoid parking vehicles under trees or hydro wires if possible. For information on what to include in an emergency kit, check out our Recipe for Disaster.
Businesses, residents, and contractors on building sites should prepare for high winds by securing materials that could become airborne such as garbage cans, patio furniture, retractable canopies, ladders, hoarding, building materials banners and awnings.
Please help keep gutters, streets, sidewalks and storm drains clear of leaves to prevent clogging and flooding.
Residents are encouraged to trim dead or damaged tree branches to reduce the danger of these falling onto homes and vehicles during a storm.
To report a power line down, call 911.
To report a power outage, call BC Hydro at 1.888.POWERON / 1.888.769.3766.
View BC Hydro's information on power outages.
To report branches or a tree down, call the City of Victoria Parks Division at 250.361.0600. If calling before 8 a.m. or after 4 p.m., please call 250.385.5711.
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