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What to expect once the power is restored

2022-03-24 – Once the power is back online, the water quality advisory will remain in place until further notice. This will allow the Public Works Dept to work on bringing the water system back to normal operations. District office will remain closed for the remainder of March 24, regular office hours will resume Friday, March 24 2022 at 8:30AM. Follow our website or Facebook for an update.

BC Hydro’s website has listed tips on what to do after an extended power outage:

  • Avoid immediately turning on your heating system and numerous electronics and appliances as soon as the power is back. This gives our electrical system a chance to stabilize.
  • Check food supplies in your refrigerator and freezer.
    • Immediately cook or compost any frozen food that has started to defrost (usually after two days).
    • Check the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for information on handling refrigerated and frozen food after an outage.
    • Reset your clocks, automatic timers, and alarms.
    • Re-stock any supplies in your emergency kit that you used.

And finally, now is a good time to prepare for a possible power outage in the future. BC Hydro recommends to build an Emergency Kit and make an Outage Plan to be properly prepared. See detailed information here.

If you have not signed up yet, register now for the emergency alert system for District of Clearwater residents as well visitors. For more info, click here.

Source: BC Hydro