Posted: December 20, 2018
December 20th 2018
For Immediate Release
Wind Warnings for the Pacific Rim Region
Residents and Visitors Advised to Stay Indoors and Away from Downed Powerlines
TOFINO, B.C. – Residents and visitors are advised to stay inside and only travel if absolutely necessary. Strong winds that may cause damage are occurring as a low pressure system is making landfall near central Vancouver Island.
BC Hydro, District of Tofino Public Works and the Tofino Volunteer Fire Department are working to respond to multiple downed trees and power lines in the area, and are urging residents and visitors to stay indoors and keep roadways clear. Stay at least 10 metres away from downed powerlines and report to 9-1-1 (they will pass on to BCHydro).
Windspeeds of 70 to 90 km/h are possible this afternoon, causing damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, and loose objects, trees and powerlines may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.Winds will ease tonight as the system exits the region.
Please respect any temporary closures and follow directions on any associated postings.
For more information, please visit:
- Environment Canada Marine Forecast - https://weather.gc.ca/marine/
- Follow #BCStorm on Twitter
- BC Hydro Outages: https://www.bchydro.com/power-outages/app/outage-map.html
District of Tofino Office
(T) 250 725 3229
Mon – Fri 8:30-4:00PM
In an Emergency or To Report Downed Powerlines Contact:
Public Works Contact:
Public Works Emergency
(T) 250 726 7837