News Release: Winter Storm Preparation

October 12, 2016
[Sooke, BC]

As a series of winter storms is predicted to hit Vancouver Island this weekend, the District of Sooke would like to remind homeowners to prepare themselves, their families and their homes.

Flooding, power outages and wind damage may occur during winter storms. Residents are encouraged to keep emergency supplies stocked – such as food, water, flashlights, batteries and blankets.

As a precautionary measure, community members are invited to fill their own sandbags using supplies from the District of Sooke Public Works Yard, located at 2060 Kaltasin Road. Sand and bags are available, but please bring your own shovel.

The Public Works Yard is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For access to the sandbag supplies on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 – 16, please call (250) 415-3475.

Media Contact:
Teresa Sullivan
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Sooke
Tel: (250) 642-1634