BC Hydro: ‘Don’t be Left in the Dark’
Prince George, B.C. – Today’s wind warning from Environment Canada has prompted BC Hydro to remind Prince George residents to be prepared in the event of possible power outages.
“And being prepared means starting ahead of time and not being caught in the dark,” says spokesperson Bob Gammer. “We would suggest developing a plan and sharing it with your family.”
Gammer says that plan should include accounting for what you would need should the power go out.
“You should consider an emergency kit that could look after you and your family for the first 72 hours, and this is common for other kinds of natural disasters like earthquakes or large devastating storms you might see.”
He says that kit should include the following:
– non-perishable food items
– warm blankets
– flashlights and extra batteries
Gammer says BC Hydro is also in preparation mode for the forecasted storm.
“That includes software, weather forecasting and just giving our crews the heads up that they could be activated to move from their usual daytime operations and activities to restoration response.”
Today’s wind warning is forecasting wind gusts of 50-70 km this afternoon and up to 90 km tonight.