Wind warnings for Metro Vancouver and Victoria
Environment Canada says 80 km/h winds could cause damage on the island Sunday
As parts of the south coast have finally recovered from a vicious storm, heavy winds are on their way back to the Lower Mainland, Victoria, and the Southern Gulf Islands, according to Environment Canada.
Wind warnings have been issued for Greater Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands. A low pressure system will cross those areas on Sunday, creating winds of up to 80 km/h during parts of the day and evening.
Environment Canada also issued a wind warning early Sunday morning for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, saying a low pressure system developing off the Oregon Coast will move northeast Sunday.
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"Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur," said the warning for Greater Victoria and the Gulf Islands. "Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage."
The warning for the Lower Mainland stated that winds of up to 60 km/h will occur near the Strait of Georgia, and gusts of up to 80 km/h are expected in the evening, particularly over the southern parts of Metro Vancouver and in the Fraser Valley.
Environment Canada also said that power outages may occur with this strength of wind.
The National Weather Service in the U.S. has issued a similar warning for the Seattle-area, and says power outages and downed trees are likely.
On Thursday, powerful winds downed power lines and trees, closed schools and forced BC Ferries to cancel several sailings along the South Coast, while one woman was killed when a tree fell on her house in Port Moody.
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The storm also caused about 110,000 BC Hydro customers to lose power on the Lower Mainland, including Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the Sunshine Coast.
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