FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Red Creek muster station organizers say 100 hot meals are needed to feed those affected by Wednesday’s storm.
“We’re feeding workers, crews, residents, so anybody can donate a pizza or a sandwich, anything. We’re gonna have to feed about 100 folks tonight,” said Michelle Richard.
Anyone looking to donate hot food can call Michelle Richard at 778-256-6480.
Many residents, businesses and organizations have donated items to the emergency station over the past few days including, generators, food and water. Residents also drove supplies to Blueberry River First Nations as the community was also impacted by the storm.
On Sunday morning, BC Hydro said over 1,000 customers are still without power from the storm that damaged power lines.
“The damage caused was significant, with over 250 spans of wire and a large number of poles, cross-arms and transformers that are needing to be repaired,” said BC Hydro in a statement Sunday.
Hydro crews from the Lower Mainland, Prince George and Terrace, were brought in to help local crews restore power. According to Hydro, they have been working around the clock to restore power.
Approximately 80 percent of customers have had their power restored, with 1,025 remains in the dark.
Residents are encouraged to visit the B.C. Hydro website for updates on when power will be restored. Users can use the mobile site at http://ow.ly/zamN50CTIlH.
The Peace River Regional District is also offering support to those affected by Wednesday’s storm. The PRRD will be set up at the Pomeroy Sport Centre Sunday, July 4, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.