Prepare for Strong Winds
January 3, 2020
Strong winds are forecast today by Environment Canada. Here's what you need to know (and do) to be prepared for winter storms.
Preparing for High Winds
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.
Residents are encouraged to trim dead or damaged tree branches to reduce the danger of these falling onto homes and vehicles during a storm.
Who to Call When:
- 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. NOTE: If calling after hours (weekends, or weekdays before 8 a.m. or after 4 p.m.), please call 250.361.0400.
Preparing Your Emergency Kits
During 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 your emergency kit go to: www.VictoriaReady.caGo to Top