National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (Map)

Interactive map from the National Weather Service with real time data from flood gauges around the state. Select ‘Nooksack River’ from the Waterway Menus, then choose a specific area or tributary for more information.https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=SEW

Volunteers needed for Birch Bay LCFA committees

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To prepare a Birch Bay Library Capital Facility Area (LCFA) ballot measure for the February 2022 election, Whatcom County Library System seeks volunteers to be appointed to two committees as required by law.  If approved, the LCFA will support the construction of a library in Birch Bay. One committee, to be known as the “For” … Read more

Dept. of Labor and Industries (L&I): Verify a Contractor, Tradesperson or Business

Website: https://secure.lni.wa.gov/verify/ Phone: (360) 384-4006 You can check on the status of a contractor’s licensing and bonds through the Department of Labor and Industries. If you’d like assistance or more information on contractors and permitting requirements and how they apply to your situation, please contact us at (360) 384-4006, and we will do our best … Read more

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office

Website: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/200/Sheriff Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WhatcomSheriff/ Sheriff’s Office 311 Grand Avenue, Public Safety Building (Enter off Prospect St.), Bellingham, WA 98225 360-778-6600 Email: Sheriff@co.whatcom.wa.us Please report any flood-damaged property as soon as possible to our Division of Emergency Management at (360) 788-5311. More cases reported increases the likelihood that Whatcom County will meet thresholds for state … Read more

FEMA Disaster Recovery Assistance

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.

Birch Bay Vogt Community Library measure headed for Feb. 8, 2022, special election ballot

Architect's rendering of Birch Bay Library

After reviewing the narrow margin of the November general election and with full support of the Friends of Birch Bay Library, the Whatcom County Library System will ask the Whatcom County Council to place the Birch Bay Library Capital Facility Area (LCFA) on the Feb. 8, 2022, special election ballot. In the Nov. 2, 2021, … Read more

WCLS curates searchable list of flood relief resources

Community Resources for Emergencies and Flood Relief

Historic November flooding severely impacted Whatcom County communities. As a service to those who are now involved in flood recovery and cleanup efforts, WCLS staff have curated a searchable, online collection of resources, websites, phone numbers and information to help with flood relief, next steps and future emergencies. Find the collection at wcls.org/community-resources. Browse the … Read more