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Disaster Awareness Picture of the Week

Time for our weekly DAPOW (disaster awareness picture of the week).                                                           … Continue reading

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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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SBA Loans for Bridge Collapse now Available

 (Mt. Vernon, WASH) The SBA has declared an Economic Injury Disaster for the Skagit River bridge collapse of May 23, with the declaration effective June 27, 2013.  The declaration number is #136410.  This program makes emergency loans available to businesses … Continue reading

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Sun, Fun, and Safety in Full Swing

    (Lummi Island, Washington) Shots from todays ongoing Lummi Safety Fair.

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Summer off to a Great Start on Lummi Island

  (Lummi Island, Washington)   So what are you doing this morning Mr./ Ms. Whatcom County on this fine Pacific Northwest Sunday afternoon? In a couple of hours the “Lummi Island Safety Fair -Fire District Open House” will be kicking off. Free barbecue … Continue reading

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Whatcom County I-5 Bridge Update

                                                                 (Whatcom County, WASH)  An update from the Whatcom … Continue reading

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Skagit County Still Open for Business

(Skagit County, WASH) Even though the I-5 bridge is down, Skagit County would like to remind shoppers and tourist that they are still “open for business”. Please check this link for alternative travel routes: http://www.whatcomready.org/alternative-i-5-skagit-co-routes-to-take/ Burlington, LaConner, Anacortes, Sedro Wooly, and other … Continue reading

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Both directions of I-5 closed in Skagit County

8 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2013 (Skagit County) Both directions of I-5 closed in Skagit CountyI-5 is closed in both directions in Skagit County south of Burlington. Traffic is being directed off southbound I-5 at SR 20 and northbound at … Continue reading

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I-5 Skagit River Bridge Collapse

(Skagit County) May 23- 8:53 3 cars in the water/ 3 people rescued in #Skagitriver. Coast Guard helicopter looking for folks in water.

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How to be an Emergency Info Sharing Tech Ninja

In an emergency you can help by sharing emergency messages of official agencies and post what you are seeing to warn others. In both cases you want to make sure you are physically safe to do so . Examples of these tech … Continue reading

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