Although ESS is designed to provide services to individuals affected by large complex disasters or emergencies, ESS may also be provided during smaller emergencies; for example a single house fire or emergencies affecting 1 to 2 families in a community. The program is available for 72 hours after the disaster or emergency occurs. During these first 72 hours, evacuees should immediately plan their next steps by contacting their insurance agents, families and friends or accessing other possible resources.
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Maple Ridge has a well established ESS team that is standing by to assist people affected by disasters.