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2nd Storm Of Week Has Arrived In Whatcom County

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The Songda Storm has arrived in Whatcom County with the onset of the peak winds is still set for 7:00 PM tonight, October 15, 2016.  There is no change in the revised predictions for higher winds for Whatcom County with gusts … Continue reading

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Potential For Significant Weather Through Sunday

The National Weather Service and Environment Canada models all show that Whatcom County will experience heavy rain and high winds over the next three days.  The total rainfall is projected to be at least a couple inches in the lowlands, and … Continue reading

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Minor Earthquake in Sudden Valley Is A Valuable Reminder

Last night, at approximately 11:50 PM a magnitude 3.2 earthquake occurred near Lake Whatcom and the Sudden Valley area.  While there has been no reported damage from this earthquake, it serves as a good reminder to the community that Whatcom … Continue reading

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Burn Restrictions Reduced Starting 12:00 PM 09-02-2016

Whatcom County Fire Marshall’s Office Press Release Outdoor burning restrictions will be reduced starting at_12:00 PM_the_2nd__day of _September__, by order of Whatcom County Deputy Fire Marshal Wain Harrison.  This modification of the burning restrictions will allow for recreational fires again.  … Continue reading

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Whatcom County’s Cascadia Rising Exercise After Action Report Now Available

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On June 7th and 8th of this year, Whatcom County participated in a multi-state disaster drill called Cascadia Rising. The After Action Report of the exercise can be found here. If updates to the After Action Report are necessary, they … Continue reading

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Full Burn Ban In Effect for Whatcom County Beginning 12:00 PM 8/18

WHATCOM COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE Dry conditions and increased fire danger will call for further burn restrictions. Whatcom County – Due to increasingly dry weather conditions, and the issuance of both a Fire Weather Watch and Red Flag … Continue reading

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Total Burn Ban In Effect for Lummi Island

Total Burn Ban In Effect for Lummi Island An outdoor burn ban is in effect beginning Tuesday, Aug. 16 as ordered by the Lummi Island Fire Department (Whatcom County Fire District 11), and will run at least until Sept. 29. … Continue reading

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Whatcom County Burn Restrictions Begins 0800 Tuesday July 26

WHATCOM COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE Dry conditions and summer weather will call for burn restrictions.   Whatcom County – Due to the warm weather conditions ahead and low fuel moisture levels, the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office will … Continue reading

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Fireworks Information For Whatcom County

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As we approach the 4th of July and fireworks displays, it is important to remember fire ordinances and regulations for your area of residence.  Below is a collection of fireworks related information for our area: Whatcom County Fire Marshall’s Office … Continue reading

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Mt. Baker – Our Active Volcano In Whatcom County

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Last month, we were reminded about the active volcano in our backyard by the May 25 debris flow that occurred on the Mt. Baker Boulder Glacier. Though fascinating scientifically, the debris flow doesn’t pose a threat to any of our … Continue reading

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