How to Become a “Cyber First Responder”

Whatcom Unified is now rolling out our WUEM Cyber Volunteer Force program. Folks are asking us, 1) Who can be a CVF member? The answer is any one who wants to assist local first responders in keeping the community safe in a disaster. 2) How do you start/ what do you do? You …

Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Meeting

The Whatcom Unified Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the Hazardous Materials Working Group are scheduling a combined meeting on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. It will be held at our emergency operation center, that is located at the Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center , in …

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

What are the SAR groups in Whatcom County? If their logo does not appear above this article, they are not officially part of the SAR Council. Whatcom County Search & Rescue Council is made up of several Search & Rescue units. Each of these units are looking for volunteers. Volunteers …

Disaster Loan for Summer Economic Injury

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Tanya N. Garfield, Director of the U. S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Disaster Field Operations Center – West, today reminded small, nonfarm businesses in 14 Washington counties of the February 11, 2015, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury.  These low?interest loans are to offset economic …

Information for Canadian International Travelers

Due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in lower British Columbia, the United States Department of Agriculture has implemented immediate restrictions prohibiting importation of certain birds, avian products and byproducts if they originate from or transit through British Columbia.  Restricted/prohibited products include (but are not limited to): Live …

Flood Warning for North Cedarville

The National Weather Service just recently re-ran the Nooksack model and it look like they are now expecting the river to get right about to flood stage at both Cedarville and Ferndale – see the hydrographs below. They are issuing a Flood Warning for North Cedarville area of the Nooksack. …

Winter Weather Heading Our Way

There will be wind gusts of 40+ mph possible along the water Saturday afternoon. Snow levels drop to 1,000 ft Saturday night potential for minor slush just east of Maple Falls. A “Winter Storm Watch” upgraded to “Warning” for north Cascade Mountains/ Mt. Baker area, from midnight to 0600 Sunday; …

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 …