Over 2,400 Peace region residents helped through ESS

Across four communities, 2,405 evacuees have registered with Emergency Support Services, according to the Peace River Regional District (PRRD).

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An aerial view of the City of Fort St. John.
Aerial view of the Energetic City. (City of Fort St. John)

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Just over 2,400 Peace region residents registered with Emergency Support Services (ESS) this year, according to the Peace River Regional District (PRRD).

As of May 23rd, the Fort St. John ESS had approximately 1,330 people registered, and 1,017 of those were provided with commercial lodging.

Dawson Creek had about 925 people registered with ESS, and 839 of those residents were provided with lodging accommodations.

Approximately 90 people registered with ESS in Chetwynd, and 17 were given lodging accommodations.

Prince George had about 60 people register with ESS, and 26 of them were given lodging accommodations.

The PRRD says other services were provided, such as grocery vouchers, but those totals still need to be calculated.

Some volunteers are still supporting residents as they transition back home.

All evacuation orders were recently rescinded in the Peace region while alerts remain in place.

For the latest information on evacuation orders and alerts, visit the PRRD’s website.

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