Significant wind storm hitting the coast

Woman killed after tree falls on tent in Duncan: RCMP

Thousands still in the dark after powerful windstorm across B.C.'s south coast

"For the safety of the public, we are keeping parks and trails closed until further notice".

BC Hydro said more than 100,000 customers were still without power by late Friday afternoon and some could remain in the dark for days as crews work to fix outages on Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Valley.

That's roughly half as many as were affected at the height of Thursday's windstorm, which BC Hydro described as one of the most severe weather systems its crews have dealt with in years.

About 160,000 customers in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands remain without power.

The tent was occupied at the time by five people.

About 66,000 homes across B.C.'s south coast are still without power after a windstorm caused extensive damage to BC Hydro infrastructure on Thursday.

"It's not safe to be there, folks".

Officials estimate about a section of the pier about 30 metres long collapsed, and that it could take months before it's fixed.

Here are some photos and videos showing the damage from today's Metro Vancouver wind storm.

That included a house at 15th Avenue and Yukon Street in Vancouver, where a large tree snapped and fell down onto the roof.

Most of the damage to power lines, power poles and transformers was on Vancouver Island, where a total of about 55,000 homes are still without power.

All wind warnings have been dropped and service is getting back to normal on BC Ferries routes after all sailings were cancelled Thursday. Updates can be found on BC Hydro's website.

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