Whatcom County Supports Oso First Responders

On Thursday the Whatcom Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management was contacted by the Snohomish Emergency Operations Center to assist them in finding local incident management team members to work in their Operations Center. Our office contacted/ coordinated with emergency management offices in Island, San Juan, and Skagit County. Out …

Remembering the Oso Landslide Victims

As the response at Oso turns from rescue, to recovery many folks are having a difficult time making since of it all. With that, there is the need to memorialize those who lost their lives, and those who continue the search. The Whatcom Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management has …

Anatomy of a Landslide

On October 11, 2009, a massive landslide buried about 0.25 miles of SR 410 west of Naches in the Nile Valley. The landslide blocked off the Naches River and caused warnings of severe flooding. About 25 homes were damaged by the floodwaters, and five were hit by the landslide. About …

Flood Watch

  (National Weather Service-Seattle, WASH) A parade of storms will impact western Washington bringing periods of heavy rain tonight through Thursday or Thursday night. The first one is overnight tonight into Wednesday, followed by another Wednesday night, and a third –likely the wettest one– on Thursday. Rain should taper off …

Cold Weather Shelters to Open

(Bellingham, WA)  Cold weather forecasted for this weekend has prompted Interfaith Coalition to open its cold weather shelters Saturday and Sunday nights. The shelters are open from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. There are two shelter sites: Men’s Shelter (Faith Lutheran Church, 2750 McLeod Road) Women’s and Children’s Shelter (Garden …