Wind Warning in EffectCurrent at 11:30 AM, Tuesday, 23 January 2018
- East Vancouver Island - Courtenay to Campbell River
- East Vancouver Island - Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay
Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.
An intense Pacific storm will continue to move through the South Coast today. Strong southeast winds have developed speeds up to 80 km/h over the northern half of the east coast of Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast and over parts of Greater Victoria, especially over exposed coastal areas.
These winds are forecast to ease below 70 km/h by early this evening.
Monitor https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc46 for more details and updates.
To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports using #BCStorm.
Puntledge River Spill NotificationCurrent at 5:00 PM, Monday, 22 January 2018
The current water release from the Comox dam is about 200 m3/s, or about six times the normal flow rate. BC Hydro will continue to release high water flows through the week and weekend to 30 January. They will reduce flows, as needed, for the daily morning high tides for flood risk management.
No Air Quality Alert in EffectCurrent at 2:00 AM, Tuesday, 23 January 2018
For information on current air quality, see: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/bcairquality/readings/comox-valley-aqhi.xml.
Fire Extinguisher Recall
If you have a plastic push button or plastic handled fire extinguisher in your home, read this:
Recently, there was a worldwide recall of over 40 million fire extinguishers, and although the manufacturer is Kidde, they were sold under numerous brands. So, if your fire extinguisher has a plastic push button or plastic handled, go to the following site to see if it is one of those recalled. If it is, Kidde will provide you with a free replacement.
Better diagrams showing where to locate the model numbers can be found here: https://www.consumerreports.org/fire-extinguishers/kidde-fire-extinguisher-recall/.