Things to Keep in Mind about Avian Influenza

(Whatcom County, WASH) Washington state poultry remains a safe and quality food source for the citizens of Washington State.There have been no reports of avian influenza in Washington’s domestic poultry population, though the disease can be deadly to poultry and other birds. Avian influenza (HPAI) in wild birds, is what …

Common Questions people ask about Avian Bird Flu

Here are some common questions regarding the Avian Bird flu: I live near people who keep chickens and other poultry. Am I safe? This does not present a risk. At the present time, the H5N8 strain of bird flu, transmission from birds to people would require close contact with birds, …

The December Storm Winding Down in Whatcom CO.

Here is the update for Whatcom County regarding the December storm as of 12/11/14-9:40 AM: WSDOT is watching a part of Mt Baker Hwy up towards Glacier for being undermined by the river.  They have markers out to measure erosion. If the markers fall they will close one lane of traffic …

What is Happening Now with Flooding/Wind Storms?

(Whatcom County, WASH) The Whatcom County Sheriff Division of Emergency Management is at a “Phase II” activation and begin monitoring situation for possible flooding/storm issues (At a PHASE II, the Duty Officer, and our Whatcom Unified Emergency Management partners conduct ongoing hazard assessments, watch levels, and prepare for the logistics of a …

Tide Flooding Again!

(Whatcom County/ Lummi Nation) If you live along the water be advised that tidal surge flooding will be impacting all of coastline along Whatcom County. The northern part of the County will be hit hardest. Take all necessary precautions to protect your property, and your self. Here is the rundown: …

Where are We with this Weather Event?

WHATCOM UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER (EOC) IS CURRENTLY ACTIVATED AT PHASE II. Situation: Wind warning Tuesday/ Wednesday, Flood Watch for Nooksack, Tidal Flooding a possibility and has occurred in Point Roberts, Lummi Nation, and Lummi Island. Landslide danger elevated. (At a “PHASE II” the Duty Officer and or Whatcom Unified staff members conduct ongoing hazard …