Tag Archives: Whatcom Unified Emergency Management

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 … Continue reading

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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. … 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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Rough Weather Ahead

Alerts 1) SE winds 20-35 mph with gusts potentially 40-50 mph Saturday west county. 2) Heavy rain Saturday with potential for small stream and urban flooding. 3) Potential high wind event Sunday evening/night. Discussion The first in a series of … 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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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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