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Wind Storm Update: City Opens Reception Centres

Dec 21, 2018

UPDATE – Dec 21, 2018, 2:30 pm


Since the storm began yesterday, City of Delta staff have received 203 calls for service regarding downed trees, debris and power lines. Engineering Operations crews worked through the night clearing trees and debris, monitoring pump stations, coordinating with emergency services and restoring access to services.

In response to the high volume of emergency calls received yesterday, Delta Fire added four additional trucks and corresponding crews to assist in emergency response. In total, Delta Fire responded to 102 calls within a 24 hour period.

This morning the City opened Reception Centres to assist residents that remained without power. Both the South Delta Recreation Centre and Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre will continue to provide hot beverages and warm space for residents until 9:00 pm this evening. As power continues to be restored throughout the community, residents who remain without power tomorrow are encouraged to visit any of Delta’s recreation centres to warm up and have a shower.

Delta’s Temporary Extreme Weather Shelter is open again tonight from 9pm to 7am at Ladner United Church (4960 48 Avenue). For more information on this service contact Options at 604-599-8900.


Key Contacts:


  • South Delta Recreation Centre: 604-952-3020
  • Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre: 604-594-2717
  • Delta Extreme Weather Shelter
    When is it available: 9 pm to 7 am
    Location: 4960 48th Ave., Delta, BC (Ladner United Church)
    Call: (604) 599-8900 (OPTIONS Hyland House EWR Coordination)
  • If you see a downed power line, stay back at least 10 metres and call 9-1-1. Should you require non-emergency assistance for fallen branches or other City services after hours, please call 604-946-4141
  • To report a power outage or check the status of an outage, please visit BC Hydro online or call 1-888-POWERON (1-888-769-3766), or text *HYDRO (*49376) on your mobile device.
  • For free information and referral regarding community, government and social services in BC, call 2-1-1.
  • Environment Canada



UPDATE – Dec 21, 2018, 9:00 am


The wind warning issued by Environment Canada is no longer in effect.

The City of Delta will have Reception Centres open today for those that still remain without power. Both the South Delta Recreation Centre located at 1720 – 56 Street and Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre located at 11760 – 88 Avenue, will be open today for those who need to warm up and enjoy a hot beverage. The Reception Centres will remain open throughout the day and conditions will be re-assessed later this afternoon once further updates have been received from BC Hydro.

City of Delta staff continue to respond to calls regarding downed trees, debris and power lines throughout Delta. Engineering Operations crews worked through the night clearing trees and debris, monitoring pump stations, and restoring access to services.

Delta’s Extreme Weather Shelter will open again tonight at Ladner United Church from 9 pm to 7 am.

If you see a downed power line, stay back at least 10 metres and call 9-1-1. Should you require non-emergency assistance for fallen branches or other City services after hours, please call 604-946-4141.




UPDATE – Dec 20, 2018, 6:00 pm


City of Delta staff continue to monitor the storm and respond to calls regarding safety hazards, downed trees and power lines throughout Delta. Engineering Operations crews are scheduled to work throughout the night, monitoring conditions and attending to urgent calls for service.

If you see a downed power line, stay back at least 10 metres and call 9-1-1. Should you require non-emergency assistance for fallen branches or other City services after hours, please call 604-946-4141.

It is important to note that ECOMM, the Delta Police and Fire 9-1-1 call service provider, is experiencing high 9-1-1 and non-emergency call volumes due to today’s windstorm. The public is asked to only call 9-1-1 if someone is hurt or needs immediate help, or to report a power line being down.

City Crews have responded to over 140 calls for assistance thus far. Additional fire crews and trucks have also been deployed to assist with the high volume of emergency calls.

Mayor George V. Harvie requests that members of the public take caution and beware of downed power lines and fallen trees and debris.

Delta’s recreation centres are not expected to re-open until tomorrow. Please contact recreation facilities directly to find out hours of operation for tomorrow.




UPDATE – Dec 20, 2018, 4:30 pm


The City of Delta’s Emergency Operations Centre remains open as crews continue to actively respond to downed trees and power lines throughout Delta. If you see a downed power line, stay back at least 10 metres and call 9-1-1.

Please be aware that ECOMM, the Delta Police and Fire 9-1-1 call service provider, is experiencing high 9-1-1 and non-emergency call volumes due to today’s windstorm. The public is asked to only call 9-1-1 if someone is hurt or needs immediate help, or to report a power line being down.

Delta’s recreation centres and seniors’ centres remain closed due to the storm. The City encourages people to stay home and avoid travelling on roadways as a safety precaution.

Over 100 city staff have been deployed across all areas of Delta to respond to fallen trees and debris. Crews have responded to over 80 calls for assistance thus far. An additional 4 fire trucks and corresponding crews were also called in to assist with the high volume of emergency calls.

Mayor George V. Harvie requests that members of the public take caution and beware of downed power lines and fallen trees and debris.

Delta’s recreation centres will not re-open until it is safe to do so and power has been restored. Winds are expected to taper down this evening. The City will post further updates regarding facility closures as new information becomes available.




As of 1:00 pm today the City of Delta has activated its Emergency Operations Centre in response to the current windstorm.

All of Delta’s recreation centres and seniors’ centres have been closed due to the storm and subsequent power outages and fallen trees. The City recommends people stay home and avoid travelling on roadways as a safety precaution. City crews are actively working to remove over 40 fallen trees and debris and is collaborating with emergency services to ensure first responders have access.

Mayor George V. Harvie requests that members of the public take caution and beware of downed power-lines and fallen trees and debris.

Delta’s recreation centres will not re-open until it is safe to do so and power has been restored. A further update on the City’s storm response will be issued at approximately 4:30 pm today.

Please note Delta’s Temporary Extreme Weather Shelter is open tonight from 9pm to 7am at Ladner United Church (4960 48 Avenue). For more information on this service contact Options at 604-599-8900.




For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at 604-946-3210 or e-mail mayorharvie@delta.ca.


 


George V. Harvie, Mayor

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