Drop,cover,hold Drill Today!

(Bellingham, WASH) Today around the state numerous folks practiced in the Great Shakeout 2014. The drill gave Washington State residents a chance to practice what they would do in and earthquake. The steps were as followed: Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Have your residents Drop to the ground, take Cover …

Winter Storms and Cinnamon Rolls?

  Bellingham, WASH) Winter storms and cinnamon rolls can only mean one thing; Whatcom Unified Emergency Managements Fall Flood and Winter Strom Readiness meeting for agencies and organizations. Over 70 attendees  from public, private, and non governmental agencies from the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia were at the Whatcom Unified Emergency …

What is the Safest Community in Whatcom County?

The community in Sudden Valley will join jurisdictions like Lynden, Acme, Lummi Island, and Ferndale this Saturday as they host their 2014 Community Flood/ Winter Storm Preparedness Fair. Lynden, Lummi Island, and Ferndale completed theirs earlier this fall. Sudden Valley Association will be working on making their community safer when …

Improving on Community Emergency Response

 NEWS RELEASE 09/26/2014 (Bellingham, WASH) * 68 first responders, private sector personnel, and elected officials participated in a train derailment table top exercise to day. *The exercise was held at the Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center. Private sector participants included Bellingham Cold Storage, BNSF, BP, and Phillips 66. The first …

Whatcom Unified LEPC Meetings

The meeting schedule, through the end of 2014, for the Whatcom Unified Local Emergency Planning Committee, is as follows: – Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – Tuesday, November 25, 2014 These meetings will take place at the Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center, from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

Rough Weather Could be Ahead

(Whatcom County, WASH) Flash flooding, small hail, and gusty winds up to 40-45 mph possible with any thunderstorms on today and this evening. Gusty winds up to 30-35 mph expected tonight. Several hours of moderate rain tonight in combination with gusty winds blowing leaves into storm drains may cause an …

BNSF Closing Cliffside Drive

The Railroad Crossing at Cliffside Dr will be closed: Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:00am to 8:00pm. Friday,      September 19, 2014 at 10:00am to 6:00pm Tuesday,   September 23, 2014 at 9:00am to 3:00pm BNSF will be closing the railroad crossings to replace railroad ties and tracks.