Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A quick power outage on Gabriola

During the late evening of January 17th we had a severe windstorm hit Gabriola Island, with many branches knocking down power lines. BC Hydro had the power to most homes on the Island repaired by 1pm on January 18th , a minor disruption considering the high winds. We have had relatively few power outages on the Island this year which is great, although they do create memorable moments when they occur once in a while.
I just found an interesting tool that BC Hydro has on their website, which shows a map of the power outages, how many customers are affected, when it went out and when it’s expected back. Of course you likely won’t have Internet access during a power outage but they also have an application for your mobile phone.
If your looking to prepare yourself on what to do during a power outage, you can visit the BC Hydro website.

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