Windstorm information update for Wednesday, July 7


The Peace River Regional District continues to monitor the damage and assist in the recovery for those affected by the June 30 windstorm.

  • Drone observation flights are complete and the information gathered will supplement photos and information collected by PRRD staff on the ground immediately after the event. Residents please note: drones could not be deployed immediately because of wildfires in the area due to the danger drones present to aircraft deployed in firefighting efforts.

  • PRRD Board Chair Brad Sperling visited affected areas last Friday, July 2 and Sunday, July 4.
  • Thank you to all of the residents that submitted updates and photos directly to the PRRD. Further updates can be emailed directly to the District office at prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca, or by phone at 250-784-3200.
  • BC Hydro reports that power has been restored to all of the affected residents as of 5:00pm July 6.  If your power has not been restored, please report that to BC Hydro at 1-800-224-9376 or *49376 on your mobile phone.
  • Please also advise the PRRD if your power has not been restored. People who have received Emergency Support Services (shelter or food services) should be able to return to their homes today. If your power is not restored, call the PRRD at 250-784-3200 or 1-800-670-7773 to request an extension.
  • Disaster debris bins will be delivered this morning to Red Creek Rd, Evergreen Sub and Coffee Creek Sub. There will be a closed waste bin for your disaster debris and wasted food along with an open bin for your appliances if they have been damaged and need to be disposed of. If possible, please empty your appliances before placing them in the bin and ensure you collect the information required for your home insurance.
  • Rose Prairie and Prespatou transfer stations will also take your debris, wasted food and appliances free of charge for the next two weeks, with proof of residency for those affected.
  • We will continue to monitor the situation and provide up-to-date information to residents.