Severe Weather and Power Outages Multimedia Resources

Welcome to the power outages and severe weather multimedia resource library where you will find links to books, articles, videos and audio clips to supplement the Master of Disaster learning resources. 

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Blizzards Michael Woods (Author, Disasters Up Close Series) Blizzards can knock out power and threaten the lives of people stranded inside for days - or worse, those caught outside in the storm. With dramatic images and first-hand survivor stories - plus the latest facts and figures - this book shows you blizzard disasters up close. No specific region
Ice Storm Penny Draper (Author, part of Disaster Strikes Series) In January 1998, it starts to rain and it won't stop. The rain turns to ice and causes big trouble. First, the roads are closed, and then the power lines come down and the electricity is gone. Alice struggles to stay warm, alone in the dark, because her dad is working around the clock for Quebec Hydro. Quebec
Safe as Houses Eric Walters (Author) The date is October 15, 1954. Thirteen-year-old Elizabeth, who lives in the Toronto suburb of Weston, is a typical grade 8 girl. It is on this October night that Hurricane Hazel roars down on Toronto, bringing torrential rains that cause extensive flooding. Toronto
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Ferry cancellations, blackouts as winter storm lashes B.C. south coast

CTV News Ferry cancellations, avalanche warnings, extreme wind and rain storm hits Vancouver and Coastal BC. Vancouver and Coast

Kitimat and Terrace buried under heavy snowfall

CTV News Kitimat and Terrace buried in snowfall after 36 hour snowstorm. Officials asking people to stay where they are. Kitimat and Terrace

Powerful storm hits Metro Vancouver

CTV News Extreme storm starts in Washington State and reaches Victoria, Vancouver, more of BC. Warning: Video includes references to deaths due to extreme weather. Southern BC and Washington State
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BC Hydro outages map BC Hydro Check the outage map or list to see if BC Hydro already knows that your power is out. If your outage isn't listed, call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) or *49376 on your mobile phone to report the outage. BC