Weather update and preparedness with Ryan Thoms, Emergency Services

Oct 13, 2016 by Carrie


We spoke to the PRRD Manager of Emergency Services Ryan Thoms about how to stay safe in this weather…

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A big storm is on its way, with Wind warning in effect for the Sunshine Coast! Strong winds that may cause damage are expected, with winds of 80km/h and 100km/h in some parts of Coastal BC. Winds this strong can topple trees and take down power lines; high winds may also toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

The third and potentially most powerful storm this month will approach the coast on Saturday. A worst-case windstorm scenario for the Inner South Coast would be a landfall along central or southern Vancouver Island. Total rainfall amounts from these storms may exceed 200 mm for West and Inland areas of Vancouver Island. Inner coastal regions may exceed 100 mm with even higher amounts near the mountains.

As details concerning the precise storm tracks become clearer, warnings will be issued for multiple regions throughout the next couple of days.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

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