Fall Weather

Seasonal storms often bring heavy rain and high winds to the North Shore. Severely high winds can bring down trees and branches causing power outages, road closures, and traffic disruptions.

Our creeks and rivers respond quickly to significant rainfall and flow extremely fast and high soon after a rain event. Please use caution when near the water's edge.

During periods of high winds and power outages it is best to stay off the roads, however if you must travel give yourself extra time, as traffic signals and street lights may not be operating - use the four-way stop procedure. Stay away at least 10 metres (33 feet) from any downed power lines.

To report a power outage or find out when your power will get back on, contact BC Hydro at 1 888 POWERON (1-888-769-3766), or *HYDRO (*49376) on your cell phone or visit their website at https://www.bchydro.com/safety-outages/power-outages.html

For tips on how to prepare for storms on the North Shore, visit our Wind Storm page here.

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut Drill


ShakeOut and don’t Freak Out!

We live in earthquake country and although a few thousand earthquakes happen every year, only a few of them are large enough to cause damage.

Do you know what to do if an earthquake hits?


Join the Great BC ShakeOut earthquake drill on October 20 at 10:20 a.m. Go to www.ShakeOutBC.ca to register and find out more info.

Who depends on you? What if you can't get home because the roads or bridges are blocked or broken?

You can make a plan and create an emergency kit - go to www.nsemo.org/preparedness.