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U.S.-Canada to Test Cross-border Communication for Disaster Response Here In Whatcom County

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Canada Department of National Defence’s Centre for Security Science will conduct the fifth Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE V) from Nov. 15 to 16, 2017. In this … Continue reading

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Winter Weather To Continue. Public Urged to Stay Home Unless Needed

Winter weather conditions are continuing throughout Whatcom County. These conditions are likely to worsen over the next 24 hours; we are urging the community to stay home unless absolutely necessary.   Snow accumulation of 1-2 inches and up to ½ inch … Continue reading

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“Be Prepared” – A Compendium of Earthquake Preparedness Resources

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It has now been 317 years + 1 day since the last Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake. We live in earthquake country – this January we had earthquakes in Sudden Valley, Birch Bay, and Ferndale.Those have been too small to feel, … Continue reading

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“Be Prepared” – In The Workplace

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The Northern California Loma Prieta earthquake happened at the end of the workday, but what if it had occurred right in the middle your 10:00 meeting in the conference room? Being prepared in the workplace is one of the three … Continue reading

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“Be Prepared” – In The Home

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Earthquakes can strike at any time. All of us need to “Be Prepared”, at home, at school, in the workplace, while shopping, in houses of worship, or just taking a walk in the park. Being prepared at home is the … Continue reading

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“Be Prepared” – Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Awareness Day January 26th

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Thursday January 26th, 2017 is the 317th anniversary of the last Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake.  In recognition of this, and to increase earthquake awareness, City of Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville has proclaimed January 26th as “Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Awareness Day” … Continue reading

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2nd Storm Of Week Has Arrived In Whatcom County

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The Songda Storm has arrived in Whatcom County with the onset of the peak winds is still set for 7:00 PM tonight, October 15, 2016.  There is no change in the revised predictions for higher winds for Whatcom County with gusts … Continue reading

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Minor Earthquake in Sudden Valley Is A Valuable Reminder

Last night, at approximately 11:50 PM a magnitude 3.2 earthquake occurred near Lake Whatcom and the Sudden Valley area.  While there has been no reported damage from this earthquake, it serves as a good reminder to the community that Whatcom … Continue reading

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Burn Restrictions Reduced Starting 12:00 PM 09-02-2016

Whatcom County Fire Marshall’s Office Press Release Outdoor burning restrictions will be reduced starting at_12:00 PM_the_2nd__day of _September__, by order of Whatcom County Deputy Fire Marshal Wain Harrison.  This modification of the burning restrictions will allow for recreational fires again.  … Continue reading

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Whatcom County’s Cascadia Rising Exercise After Action Report Now Available

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On June 7th and 8th of this year, Whatcom County participated in a multi-state disaster drill called Cascadia Rising. The After Action Report of the exercise can be found here. If updates to the After Action Report are necessary, they … Continue reading

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