Tag Archives: Whatcom County Sheriff Office Division of Emergency Management

“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 School

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Is today the day an earthquake will occur while you or your kids are at school? All of us need to “Be Prepared”, at home, at school, in the workplace, while shopping, in houses of worship, or just taking a … 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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Volunteers Are Always Ready

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The storms that occurred in Whatcom County from Thursday October 13th through Sunday October 16th came in as a lion and left as a playful cat – and that was a gift that we all enjoyed.  The official flag was … Continue reading

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The First Storm Of The 2016/2017 Season Has Passed – Are You Ready For More?

This falls first High Wind Warning, as well as the first Gale Warning for our coastal waters have both passed without major impact.  It seems as though the coastal flooding of last winter, the last flood on the Nooksack, and the … Continue reading

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Governor’s Letter to Whatcom IMT& SAR Members

To the 27 Whatcom Unified Incident Management Team Members, SAR volunteers, and City/County/ Tribal employees that volunteered to serve at the SR 530 Landslide, we would like to share the following letter. It came to WUEM& DEM/Bellingham OEM as the host … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from DEM/WUEM

  We wish you and yours all the best as this year comes to an end. As we look back on this year, your friendly neighborhood emergency management team has been busy. The Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management and … Continue reading

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Winterizing Your Home

(Bellingham, WASH) The City of Bellingham has some great advice for winterizing your home. Protecting your water service is one important preparation often overlooked in Whatcom County.   A severe cold snap can lead to frozen or broken pipes. Frozen water … Continue reading

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