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Vancouver recovering after powerful windstorm pummels Southern BC (VIDEOS)

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Daily Hive Staff Dec 21, 2018 6:48 am 90

A powerful windstorm slammed into BC’s south coast on Thursday, roiling seas and toppling trees.

At the height of the storm, BC Hydro said more than 300,000 customers across the province had their power knocked out, with outages reported in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley as well as Vancouver Island.

BC Ferries cancelled all sailings for several hours Thursday morning, there were multiple delays and cancellations at the Vancouver International Airport, while a fallen tree on track level and high winds caused multiple SkyTrain delays.

One man had to be rescued by a helicopter from a damaged White Rock pier, while another man in Surrey was injured and a person in Duncan was killed by a falling tree.

As of 6 am on Friday morning, crews restored power to 400,000 customers since the windstorm began Thursday morning. About 160,000 customers in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands remain without power.

Here’s a look at some of the more dramatic videos and images from around the region showing the effects of Thursday’s high winds.

 

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