DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District is collecting information related to the severe storm on June 30th.
Residents are encouraged to submit updates or photos via email at email@example.com or by phone at 250-784-3200.
Multiple residents posted the aftermath of the storm on social media. A slew of videos and photos show damaged homes and multiple trees knocked over. There were also reports of trailers being lifted off the ground.
Anyone who received Emergency Support Services should be able to return to their homes as of Wednesday. BC Hydro said power had been restored to all customers affected by last week’s storm on Tuesday.
Those still without power are asked to contact BC Hydro at 1-800-224-9376 and the PRRD at 250-784-3200 or 1-800-670-7773 to request an extension.
Around 6,000 BC Hydro customers in the Peace region were without power due to downed power lines during the storm. Some residents were without power for several days.
BC Hydro crews from the Lower Mainland, Prince George and Terrace, were brought in to help local crews restore power.
The PRRD provided disaster debris bins to Red Creek Road, Evergreen Subdivision and Coffee Creek subvision Wednesday morning.
BC Hydro has replaced more than 330 spans of wire, 60 cross arms, 30 power poles and 15 transformers.
“There will be a closed waste bin for your disaster debris and wasted food along with an open bin for your appliances if they have been damaged and need to be disposed of,” said the PRRD in a statement.
“If possible, please empty your appliances before placing them in the bin and ensure you collect the information required for your home insurance.”
Rose Prairie and Prespatou transfer stations will also take debris, wasted food and appliances free of charge for the next two weeks, with proof of residency for those affected.
The PRRD hired a contractor to survey the affected areas with drones, and the flights are now complete.
“The information gathered will supplement photos and information collected by PRRD staff on the ground immediately after the event.”