VANCOUVER, B.C. – BC Hydro has released a report stating that more power outages may take place this fall and winter.
According to the report titled, “The perfect storm: How the summer drought could mean severe fall storm fallout”, the summer drought has weakened trees which coupled with the La Nina weather conditions could amount to more outages.
Meteorologists with BC Hydro have predicted that the record-breaking temperatures from the summer could mean an abundance of dead and weakened trees, which could lead to a risk of electrical infrastructure.
La Nina is predicted to bring cooler, wetter, and windier weather to this west coast for fall and winter. This weather, partnered with the drought-weakened trees, could results in the ‘perfect storm’ for outages.
Hydro is recommending customers prepare for what may be a challenging storm season by having a well-stocked emergency kit that includes flashlights, extra batteries, a first aid kit, non-perishable food, and water.
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