View Full Version : [GVRD] Storm this weekend.

02-15-2014, 11:28 PM
Yarrr.. there be a storm a'brewin.


"Meteorologists are predicting initially strong winds from the southeast between 70 to 100 km/h late Saturday afternoon shifting to westerly gale force winds of 60 to 80 km/hour Saturday night, slowing to 30 km/h after midnight."



Get your battery backups, inverters, pumps, towels, and rodi out! Chances are likely, some of us will loose power at some point.

Good luck, stay safe!

02-15-2014, 11:35 PM
Just saw this on the news, I used to think power outages were cool. And they had to show aftermath footage from the 2006 storm that ravaged Stanley park, hopefully it isn't that bad

Good luck fellow Vancouver reefers!

No battery back-up here, just a space blanket, eek

02-16-2014, 12:12 AM
I guess its a good thing my tanks are empty at the moment then.

02-16-2014, 03:18 AM
It is hella windy here in Victoria right now

02-16-2014, 03:48 AM
Yup!!!...over by UVic too!!!....batten down the tanks!!!

02-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Round two this afternoon

02-16-2014, 06:16 PM
We lost power last night for 10-15 min. So far so good. I have a tiny 1500W generator that should run my main pump and 1 heater so I should be ok....

02-16-2014, 06:34 PM
I run a cord from my power inverter in my car to a air pump and the heater lol

02-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Good luck you guys. Living in PG may suck for this hobby but never a power outage problem. Unless a drunk knocks fown a power pole:lol:

02-16-2014, 06:56 PM
My car power inverter is only 400W and I figure my Reeflo hammerhead takes almost all of that and all my heaters are 300W each.
Last week we actually had a huge building fire just down the block that knocked out my power for almost 9 hrs. Every hour or so, I'd siphon 5 gal of water out of my basement sump and dump it into each of my 2 tanks upstairs. I had the wood stove going down in the basement so it was nice and toasty in the house. By the time the power came back on, tank was down to about 75 degrees from 79. But everything was still swimming and coming out by morning.
I ran to my buddies house at 7 am to grab his generator, got it home, started 'er up, ran my cord and plugged in my pump. I kid you not, before the siphon caught in my herbie, the power came back on... grrrrrrrr. LOL

02-16-2014, 08:37 PM
Round two this afternoon

That's what I hear!

02-16-2014, 09:14 PM
I filled a bunch buckets with tapwater thinking that we would get a monsoon-style rainstorm and the water supply reservoirs would get a bunch of sediment. (I use tapwater!). But there was no rain; just wind. Let's hope it stays that way....

This is yet another reason to spring for a RODI unit....

Reef Pilot
02-17-2014, 12:57 AM
Was up at the top of Whistler today, and it was windy alright. They had to close down the Peak2Peak gondola. But not as bad as I was expecting. Had another great deep powder day, so can't complain about that.

In Langley, I live in one of the worst places for power outages, yet it was not bad at all last night. Don't think it will be too bad tonight either. But am home now, so all ready with my back up battery packs if it does happen.

02-17-2014, 08:21 AM
Yup, went out in my area of Surrey between 645pm-11pm ish. Good thing we have a generator that I bought in a panic after the last 4 hr outage back in Nov. I just had to scramble to slightly assemble it & get some gas. I would have been pi***d if it didn't work, lol. Was more than enough to run 2 return pumps, 2 heaters & the TV :D

02-17-2014, 04:08 PM
we had a lot of rain and wind last night. my power went out around 6:30am today. odd thing is even though the powerbar is off, the stunner strip of leds are lit up :confused:.

02-18-2014, 01:59 AM
Our power went out about 3am but it was back on in about half an hour. Nothing in the tanks any way so no big deal.

02-18-2014, 06:00 AM
Wretch, you must live in my neighborhood of Surrey - my power went out at 2:30am as well, and came on in about 15 minutes.

02-18-2014, 06:21 AM
Wretch, you must live in my neighborhood of Surrey - my power went out at 2:30am as well, and came on in about 15 minutes.

I live by gateway station

02-18-2014, 07:02 AM
me too..