Category Archives: General Preparedness

How to be an Emergency Info Sharing Tech Ninja

In an emergency you can help by sharing emergency messages of official agencies and post what you are seeing to warn others. In both cases you want to make sure you are physically safe to do so . Examples of these tech … Continue reading

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Afraid or Ready ??

What is emergency management? To simplify it, it is the doctrine of Prepare local government,  businesses, schools, and homes to be self sufficient for  as long as possible once a disaster occurs. (Years ago, some suggested 3 days would be enough, recent calamities … Continue reading

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Waters Receding, Hazards Persist

Now that the immediate impacts of this morning’s adverse weather incident are beginning to abate, we want to remind everyone of some key things:  If you are a resident of the Birch-Bay area and were displaced by flooding or other … Continue reading

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Significant Weather Alert

Whatcom Unified Emergency Management is monitoring a significant weather event which is due to occur in our area beginning this evening (12/16) and progressing into tomorrow morning.  The most significant impacts are being reported by the National Weather Service, with … Continue reading

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A VERY Gentle Reminder

Wait….did you feel that? It was an earthquake – just east of Deming along the banks of the Middle Fork of the Nooksak! But at a magnitude 2.6 and 12.3 miles deep, you probably didn’t feel it. It’s unlikely anyone … Continue reading

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Weather Hazards in Eastern Washington This Weekend

If you’re heading to Eastern Washington this weekend, you should definitely check out the National Weather Service website to learn about potential weather hazards – including thunderstorms and flash floods. Flash floods can happen quickly and with little or no … Continue reading

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Whatcom Unified Incident Management Team Building

This morning about 26 individuals representing various agencies or organizations from throughout Whatcom County gathered at the St. Luke’s Health Education Center here in Bellingham to attend an Incident Management Team (IMT) Planning Section training session. An incident management team … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Winter!

  The National Weather Service is predicting a winter season for Whatcom County that is both wetter and colder than normal this year. So while that’s great news for skiers, it means we all need to be prepared for cold … Continue reading

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