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BC Hydro says northern residents confident and prepared when dealing with power outages

Northern BC residents seem to be a lot better prepared than some of their provincial counterparts when it comes to preparing for the storm season.

A new survey released by BC Hydro shows that northerners are the most likely to experience multiple outages in a year.

In addition, our region also takes the most steps to prepare for outages (62%) and has an emergency kit (56%).

In BC, there has already been a 117% spike in storms that the crown corporation has responded to over the past several years, rising from 52 in 2014 to an average of 113 over the past few years.

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Twenty-seven percent of British Columbians stated they have experienced at least one storm-related power outage in the past year while Northern BC residents are most likely to have experienced five or more.

BC Hydro reminds everyone that a well-stocked emergency kit should include:

  • A flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Required medications
  • Non-perishable food and bottled water
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