Extremely high winds, with gusts up to 90 km/h are forecast for Delta and the region. The storm is expected to ease this evening, but is likely to pick up again on Saturday.
In a press release, the City of Delta is reminding residents to be cautious while commuting or outside due to the inclement weather.
“The public is urged to stay away from dikes and shoreline areas, and avoid wooded areas where possible,” the release states. “Take time to ensure that all objects exposed to wind around your homes or businesses are tightly secured or moved to enclosed areas.”
Anyone that encounters a downed power line is asked to stay back at least 10 metres and call 911 to report the location.
The City of Delta is also reminding residents to report issues related to city services by calling 604-946-4141 or reporting it via the TalkDelta app (delta.ca/talkdelta). For all emergencies, call 911.
If you experience a power outage call 1-888-POWERON (1-888-769-3766) on a corded landline, or *49376 (*HYDRO) on your mobile phone.
City of Delta staff is continuously monitoring the situation and crews are ready to respond.