Hydro One Cleans Up After Storm Hits Bala, Muskoka

14 Jun

On June 8th, 2011. Bala Ontario was hit hard with a storm. A number of folks lost their hydro. This mans daughter lost her car. Thankfully no one was in the vehicle when the tree came crashing down on it.

I got a call yesterday from Hydro One, asking me to head up to the Bracebridge area and document some of the damage done from the storms, and to show how Hydro One works quickly and efficiently to get the power up and running again when things like this happen.

At one location, Hydro One brought a helicopter in to drop a fresh pole into the ground, where one had busted in half due to the wind. It was a really great experience, snapping images of the helicopter hovering above while men worked quickly below to fasten temporary stabilization with ropes.

Hydro One Helicopter hovers, while workers fasten ropes below.

I was in Bala to document the storm damage, and Hydro One doing repairs. But Bala itself is a very nice area. It’s known as Ontario’s Cranberry Capital. If you are looking for a nice place to take your girlfriend for an ice cream, and maybe going canoeing or hiking – it is a pretty location. Just watch out for the mosquito’s this time of year. I’m certain they’re bigger and more ferocious than down here in Orillia.

Thanks for checking out an Orillia Photographers blog!

2 Responses to “Hydro One Cleans Up After Storm Hits Bala, Muskoka”

  1. John Butler June 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    So good! The images look great, keep it up!

  2. Cole Bennett, Illustrative Photographer June 14, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    Thanks John 🙂

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