Kendall, Glacier, and Mt. Baker Folks-Pass It On!

On February 19, 2015, at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center (8251 Kendall Rd, Maple Falls, WA) from 6:30 pm – 8:30 PM, the public is invited to attend the State Highway 542 Realignment Project update, and disaster preparedness meeting for Kendall and Glacier. Speakers from WSDOT, Whatcom County Public …

SR 542 Down to One Lane

As of Sunday 8th-February 2015 DRIVER ALERT: To keep drivers safe, SR 542 will be reduced to one lane at Glacier Springs beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. The Nooksack River is eroding land near the eastbound lane. WSDOT has installed temporary traffic signals to alternate traffic in …

WSDOT SR 542 Realignment Project

FEB.4th-Overview  In summer 2015, WSDOT will realign SR 542 in the Glacier Springs area, about four miles east of Maple Falls. Why is WSDOT realigning SR 542 in the Glacier Springs area? Erosion from the Nooksack River is getting close to the current highway alignment. During the two-week period from …

Mitigate Hard, and Super Bowl Party Safe!

Hawk pride is running wild for the Super Bowl, however, people should maintain a level of situationial awareness, especially when out among large crowds, or when cooking and frying up hors d’oeuvres. WUEM is here to help you mitigate the risk like an emergency management pro! To experience a fun …

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 …