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Winter weather conditions are continuing throughout Whatcom County. These conditions are likely to worsen over the next 24 hours; we are urging the community to stay home unless absolutely necessary. Snow accumulation of 1-2 inches and up to ½ inch … Continue reading
June 2, 2016 Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 360-676-6681 For Immediate Release Story Opportunities: Cascadia Rising Earthquake/Tsunami Exercise On June 7 and 8, more than 40 organizations in Whatcom County will take part in the largest earthquake … Continue reading
As many disasters have shown us, from large-scale Hurricane Katrina to the localized Skagit Bridge collapse, our usual methods of communicating fail quickly when pushed beyond their limits. This is why amateur radio plays such an important role in an … Continue reading
If you work for an emergency response agency such as the police or fire department, or volunteer for a disaster response and recovery agency such as the American Red Cross, you are likely motivated by a desire to help people. … Continue reading
Driving on roadways during and after an earthquake can be hazardous. Doug Dahl of the Whatcom County Traffic Safety Task Force has recently put together some guidance for this subject, which can be found here.
By Susan Sloan If you or someone you love is an older adults with special health care needs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers many wonderful resources to help you develop a personal preparedness plan. Go … Continue reading
By Susan Sloan In developing a Family Emergency Plan, be sure to consider your family MEDICAL NEEDS and develop a plan before an emergency or disaster occurs. Check out the Washington Department of Health’s Medical Needs: Disaster Tips fact sheet … Continue reading
by Susan Sloan The Washington Department of Health has created a “Prepare” home emergency guide that covers key health topics, such as emergency supplies, making sure your water is safe to drink, and how to prevent the spread of germs. … Continue reading
By Susan Sloan Do you or a family member or someone you care for use a medical device? The FDA has a number of tips related to medical device maintenance during disasters. Consider what you could do to prepare BEFORE … Continue reading
By Matthew Klein Earthquakes and aftershocks cause widespread damage to property, life, and the environment. Even if your home remains standing during an earthquake, many common household items can become hazards if they are not properly secured. The following … Continue reading