Heavy rainfall and winds are the reason many Vancouver Islanders are out of power this afternoon.

BC Hydro says “Crews are working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible but due to ferry cancellations, customers on Cortes and Quadra Island will be without power overnight.”

A wind warning is in effect for the region which is showing gusts of up to 90 km/hr, causing many ferry cancellations as well.

BC Hydro is reporting that over 11,000 people on the island don’t have power as a result of the high winds.

To see which areas are affected, visit the BC Hyrdo outage map here.

For updated ferry schedules, visit the BC Ferries website here