Residents are advised to protect equipment from damage by turning off all lights, electrical heaters, and major appliances, as well as unplugging all electronics. They’re also cautioned to only plug in necessary items for the first hour after the power comes back on, to avoid overloading the electrical system.

 Fort Nelson and Prophet River also have a planned outage this Sunday, August 18 from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. for Hydro to perform preventative maintenance work at Wescup Substation and at the Fort Nelson Generating Station.