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Cascadia Rising Exercise Tests Whatcom County Resilience

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Cascadia Rising was the largest, most complex disaster simulation ever undertaken in Whatcom County. For more than 32 hours, 600 people from 92 organizations dealt with the effects of a simulated 9.0 earthquake and its resulting tsunami. Groups like Community … Continue reading

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Are You Prepared for An Earthquake?

Are you prepared for a major earthquake? A resulting tsunami? Days of aftershocks, some as large as the original earthquake? Living along an active faultline requires each of us to be prepared to take care of ourselves and our families … Continue reading

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Cascadia Rising Earthquake Drill Begins

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The Cascadia Rising earthquake/tsunami drill began shortly after 8 a.m. with a simulated 9.0 earthquake striking western Washington. Exercise participants have arrived at the Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center, which has been activated to begin working the simulated emergency.

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Volunteer Mobilization Center Prepares for Real Disaster

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If you visited the Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center (WUECC) during the Cascadia Rising exercise on June 8 and 9, you saw over forty organizations training in the event “The Big One” hits Whatcom County. On the other side of … Continue reading

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Volunteer Mobilization Center Disaster Preparedness Meet-Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Volunteer Mobilization Center Disaster Preparedness Meet-Up Contact: Heidi Kissinger, Email: kissinger123@hotmail.com Bellingham, WA   May 12, 2016 The Volunteer Mobilization Center (VMC) will be having its last Table Top drill exercise in preparing for the Cascadia Rising event … Continue reading

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