The most intense windstorm to hit the Vancouver area since 2006 ripped through the region on Saturday, August 29th, at one point leaving over 300,000 people without power. With service yet to be restored in some areas, here is a look at just some of the damage done:
Photos of Vancouver Windstorm Aftermath
Just as the downed tree in Stanley Park, along the SeaWall near the rowing club, became an iconic image of the 2006 storm, unfortunately I think this one of the tree atop the red Dodge Neon might be the photo that represents this storm:
@Miss604 this was outside my daughters home in #EastVan #BCstorm pic.twitter.com/2RhnwHIoDS
— Cheryl Stuart (@Lundyhistorian) August 30, 2015
For the latest power outage information, check BC Hydro on Twitter. If their main website is not working for you, they are uploading PDF documents to Twitter so you can get some updates there.
As of 6am, here is the latest list of #bcstorm outages in the @LowerMainland http://t.co/jn9iDPIsQO
— BC Hydro (@bchydro) August 30, 2015
Check out my post about what you should have in a 72 hour emergency kit, courtesy of Red Cross Canada.