Recently the Cortes Island Emergency Support Services (ESS) Team has received enquiries about Reception Centres.
Reception Centres provide support to communities during a significant emergency event. The primary services that evacuees receive relate to food, lodging and family reunification. For more information on the specifics of Reception Centres, please visit the following site: http://ess.bc.ca/reception.htm
Your Cortes ESS Team has designated the following sites as Reception Centres in the event of a large emergency: the Klahoose Multipurpose Building, the Gorge Hall and Cortes School. The nature of the emergency will dictate which facility will be activated. Communications with the Community will take place through you local Volunteers, Cortes Radio and other media outlets.
Cortes Island Emergency Services