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Situation Improves in Kitimat

Monday, February 9, 2015 @ 4:51 AM

Kitimat, B.C.- Life may not be back to normal in Kitimat, but  the situation is much better than it has been all weekend.

BC Hydro had restored  electricity to all  major areas impacted  by the  winter storm, including the First Nations community of Kitimaat.  As of last night, there were  perhaps as many as 15 customers in the region  who were still without power.

Hundreds of  residents of  Kitimaat had been  forced from their homes to  seek shelter and warmth  elsewhere  because of the power outages  caused by the massive dump of snow in the region that started on Thursday .

The area  was  hit with nearly  two meters of snow  Thursday and Friday.

Many found refuge in the town of Kitimat’s recreation centre where heat and food was provided  for those who  were unable to stay in their homes.

The Mayor of the town of Kitimat, issued a statement on the weekend  calling on  residents to  help each other,  “Kitimatians have always been known for their generosity, compassion and cooperation”  wrote  Mayor Phil Germuth “I know this is another moment in our history where we will prove that.  “Kitimat is our home. We will prevail.”


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