Tag Archives: Whatcom County Sheriff Office Division of Emergency Management

Ferndale Makes Their EOC Ready

(Ferndale, WASH) Great participation from the City of Ferndale last week in an exercise facilitated by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Division of Emergency Management. Residents should be proud of their local city staff and first responders. Your City staff had … Continue reading

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Rough Weather Continues

(Whatcom County, WASH) Heads up Whatcom County! We can expect the following in the next 24 hours: 1.  SW winds 30-45+ mph west areas today, (can snap small branches off trees and cause brief and minor power outages). Wind decrease after dark … Continue reading

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Wet Weather Ahead

(Whatcom County, WASH) While it has been a relatively uneventful winter for flooding so far, the National Weather Service is predicting a wet week ahead. A warm front is expected to move into southwest Washington this afternoon and drift northward … 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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Meridian Recognized for School Safety

{Click on link to see video footage} Meridian School Award   (Whatcom County, WASH)  Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office’s Division of Emergency Management recognized the Meridian School District last night at a school board meeting. The Division of Emergency Management’s Deputy Director  presented Superintendent Tom … Continue reading

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State Wide Earthquake Drill

(Whatcom County, WASH)     Whatcom County is participating in the statewide earthquake drill today at 10:18 a.m. Feel free to send us pictures on our Twitter site showing yourself participating in the drill! http://twitter.com/WUEmergencyMgmt      If its possible, set … Continue reading

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Bellingham Wood Chip Fire

(Whatcom County-10:10 AM)Wood chip fire started 12:26 AM this morning. The fire is contained . The pile fire is being suppressed, while efforts are underway to remove potential fuel from fire. Cause of the fire is unknown at this time. … Continue reading

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Are You Winter Ready?

 (Whatcom County, WASH) With winter on its way it may be the right time to think of some things that you can do to be ready.  Properly preparing for winter type emergencies now, will save you grief when winter ushers … Continue reading

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Make Your Business Disaster Ready

  Did you know that:*15-40% of businesses fail following a natural or man-made disaster. *94% of small business owners believe a disaster could seriouslydisrupt their business within the next two years. *82% of Americans agree “If someone could make it … Continue reading

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BP Testing Refinery Alarm Today

Wed., August 22 (Blaine, WASH)- The British Petroleum Cherry Point Refinery on Grandview Road (in Blaine), will be conducting  a test of the the refinery fire alarm this evening (Wed., August 22) between 6 and 8 pm. The purpose of the test is to … Continue reading

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