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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 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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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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Fall Weather Turning Rough?

(Whatcom County, WASH) The Northwest region is expecting a cold front on Saturday that will include increased wind, rain and a drop in snow levels. Fall weather can be robust in the Pacific Northwest, so residents should be preparing in … Continue reading

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National Preparedness Month

(Whatcom County, WASH) In an emergency, it is to late to plan or prepare- that’s why it’s crucial to have a game plan now. This September, as part of National Preparedness Month, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Division of Emergency Management and … Continue reading

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Possible Drainage Issues & Small Stream Flooding

(Whatcom County, WASH) Be advised; urban drainage issues and small stream flooding a concern late Thursday through Friday morning due to heavy at times rainfall. Expect most hours to remain dry for the rest of today with only a spotty … Continue reading

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