Second windstorm hits B.C. Coast, third storm on its way

By Doug Collins
October 14, 2016 - 6:43am Updated: October 14, 2016 - 9:07am

VANCOUVER —   It will be a wet weekend in Kamloops, but nothing like what's expected on the coast.

Gusty winds hit our area overnight, but they were mild in comparison to what happened on the Island. 

Vancouver Island has endured the brunt of the latest powerful wind and rainstorm to sweep across the south coast.

    More than 10-thousand customers on north and south Vancouver Island were still without power this morning, while about 14-hundred remained in the dark around Metro Vancouver.

    Gusts toppled trees and brought down power lines, especially around Ucluelet, where Highway 4 was blocked overnight by fallen trees and is not expected to reopen until later this morning.

    Wind warnings are in effect for most of the Island and south coast as the region braces for a third wave of windy, rainy weather -- due to hit by tomorrow afternoon. 

If this storm fully develops, there could be up to 200 millimeters of rain on the Island, with up to 100 millimeters forecast for the Inner Coastal areas.


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