Author Archives: John Gargett

“Be Prepared” – A Compendium of Earthquake Preparedness Resources

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It has now been 317 years + 1 day since the last Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake. We live in earthquake country – this January we had earthquakes in Sudden Valley, Birch Bay, and Ferndale.Those have been too small to feel, … Continue reading

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“Be Prepared” – In The Workplace

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The Northern California Loma Prieta earthquake happened at the end of the workday, but what if it had occurred right in the middle your 10:00 meeting in the conference room? Being prepared in the workplace is one of the three … Continue reading

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“Be Prepared” – In The School

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Is today the day an earthquake will occur while you or your kids are at school? All of us need to “Be Prepared”, at home, at school, in the workplace, while shopping, in houses of worship, or just taking a … Continue reading

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“Be Prepared” – In The Home

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Earthquakes can strike at any time. All of us need to “Be Prepared”, at home, at school, in the workplace, while shopping, in houses of worship, or just taking a walk in the park. Being prepared at home is the … Continue reading

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“Be Prepared” – Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Awareness Day January 26th

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Thursday January 26th, 2017 is the 317th anniversary of the last Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake.  In recognition of this, and to increase earthquake awareness, City of Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville has proclaimed January 26th as “Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Awareness Day” … Continue reading

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Volunteers Are Always Ready

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The storms that occurred in Whatcom County from Thursday October 13th through Sunday October 16th came in as a lion and left as a playful cat – and that was a gift that we all enjoyed.  The official flag was … Continue reading

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2nd Storm Of Week Has Arrived In Whatcom County

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The Songda Storm has arrived in Whatcom County with the onset of the peak winds is still set for 7:00 PM tonight, October 15, 2016.  There is no change in the revised predictions for higher winds for Whatcom County with gusts … Continue reading

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Potential For Significant Weather Through Sunday

The National Weather Service and Environment Canada models all show that Whatcom County will experience heavy rain and high winds over the next three days.  The total rainfall is projected to be at least a couple inches in the lowlands, and … Continue reading

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The First Storm Of The 2016/2017 Season Has Passed – Are You Ready For More?

This falls first High Wind Warning, as well as the first Gale Warning for our coastal waters have both passed without major impact.  It seems as though the coastal flooding of last winter, the last flood on the Nooksack, and the … Continue reading

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Mt. Baker – Our Active Volcano In Whatcom County

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Last month, we were reminded about the active volcano in our backyard by the May 25 debris flow that occurred on the Mt. Baker Boulder Glacier. Though fascinating scientifically, the debris flow doesn’t pose a threat to any of our … Continue reading

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