Resources for Help, Support and Relief
We have pulled together a database of community resources to help in the event of emergencies and other difficult situations. Search the table below using key words like “COVID,” “Roads,” “Sumas” or “Food.” For example, search “recover” for a list of resources to help with disaster recovery. Search our Community Resources Table below
- New 1/18/2021: Added “COVID” under Categories menu
- New 12/9/2021: Added “Weather” under Categories menu
- New 11/16/2021: Added “Flood” under Categories menu
NOTE: Click the plus (+) sign to see more details, contact info and links.
|Request Free COVID Rapid-Test Kits||Website: https://sayyescovidhometest.org/ This is a service from WA state that is IN ADDITION to the federal effort through USPS. Washington State Department of Health is offering free, rapid, at-home COVID-19 test kits to residents of eligible communities. Anyone age 2 and older can participate. Frequent testing is especially important for those with more exposure outside the home, such as kids in school or people who spend time in a group setting — whether vaccinated or not!||01/21/2022||Community Resources, COVID Resources||At-home, COVID, Free, Testing, Tests||disaster-resources covid-resources|
|Whatcom County COVID-19 Information|
|01/19/2022||Community Resources, COVID Resources||Exposure, Government, Information, News, Symptoms, Testing, Travel||disaster-resources covid-resources|
|Whatcom County Road Closures and Restrictions||
Whatcom County Road Closures & Restrictions: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/952/Road-Closures-Restrictions
Whatcom County Public Works: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/308/Public-Works
Whatcom County Public Works Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhatcomCountyPublicWorks/
Public Works Department
Public Works Administration
|01/19/2022||Community Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||Roads, Traffic, Travel||disaster-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Whatcom County Government News Updates||
Whatcom County Government Website (with News Flash (News and Updates): https://www.whatcomcounty.us/
|01/19/2022||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||Asbestos, Closures, FEMA, Flood, instructions, Resilience Fund, Roads, Safety, shelter, Swift Creek, Updates||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Whatcom County Govt. Weather, Flooding, River Conditions & Road Closures||01/19/2022||Community Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||Closures, County, Roads, Updates||disaster-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Scheduling your COVID-19 vaccination or booster|
Everyone 5 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
Vaccines.gov helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Information is available about which vaccine or booster you should get.
|01/19/2022||Community Resources, COVID Resources||Appointment, Johnson & Johnson, Locations, Moderna, Pfizer||disaster-resources covid-resources|
|CDC: What to do if you have COVID-19|
If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow these steps to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community. This resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention covers current quarantine guidelines, symptom monitoring, how to keep others safe, and when to seek emergency medical attention.
|01/19/2022||Community Resources, COVID Resources||Breathing, Confusion, Cough, Fever, Isolation, Quarantine, Symptoms||disaster-resources covid-resources|
|TestDirectly: Drive-Through SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) PCR Testing|
Find and schedule community COVID testing near you. Testing costs are covered for individuals with symptoms or exposure to confirmed cases. Self-pay is available for Canadians and others with insurance outside the US at $180, with a 25% discount for payment at the time of service. Payment may be made with a credit card or debit card.
|01/19/2022||Community Resources, COVID Resources||Drive in, drive through, Testing||disaster-resources covid-resources|
|ArriveCan form to Enter Canada|
Mandatory form for returning to or visiting Canada. Also has information on travel restrictions and any other requirements for crossing the border.
You must use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel information before and after your entry into Canada. It only takes minutes to help keep each other safe.
Who needs to use ArriveCAN
All travellers, with limited exceptions, whether entering Canada by air, land, rail or marine vessel, must use ArriveCAN unless you’re exempt from this requirement due to an accessibility need.
You’ll need to submit your information within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada.
Available for iOS, Android and web.
|01/19/2022||Community Resources, COVID Resources||Canada, Travel||disaster-resources covid-resources|
|COVID-19 Funeral Assistance – FEMA|
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020.
Call this dedicated, toll-free phone number to complete your COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application with a FEMA representative. Multilingual services are available:
Hours of Operation:
|01/18/2022||Community Resources, COVID Resources||COVID, Death, Money||disaster-resources covid-resources|
|Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests from US Postal Service (USPS)|
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
Limit of one order per residential address
|01/18/2022||Community Resources, COVID Resources||COVID, test||disaster-resources covid-resources|
|East Whatcom Regional Resource Center (EWRRC)|
For transportation to our shelter and warm up center please call 599-2823 and speak with the Fire Department.
|12/27/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||Cold, East County, Food Bank, Health, Kendall, Maple Falls, Services, Warming Station||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Emergency Shelter Options for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness|
Whatcom County Website: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3167/Homeless-Shelters
|12/27/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Weather Resources||Cold, Emergency, Freezing, Homeless, shelter, Snow, Volunteer, Warming Station, weather, Wind||disaster-resources emergency-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Whatcom County Weather (Randy Small)|
Lynden resident and amateur weather chaser Randy Small provides detailed weather analysis, live video drive throughs and other resources.
|12/26/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||Cold, Freezing, News, Roads, Snow, Traffic, Updates, weather, Wind||disaster-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Outage Map||
Real-Time Power Outage Map: https://www.pse.com/outage/outage-map
Report an Outage: https://www.pse.com/outage
|12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||Electrical, Electricity, Power, Power outage, Utility, Wires||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Whatcom News||12/26/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||News, Updates||disaster-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Whatcom Scanner Report||
Whatcom Scanner Report: https://www.facebook.com/WhatcomReport
|12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||News, Updates||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Whatcom Breaking News||12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||News, Updates||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)||12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||Disaster Recovery, Information, News||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness (PREP)||12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources||Emergency Services, Information, Point Roberts, Support||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources|
|American Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Services|
Northwest Region Disaster Relief and Recovery Website: https://www.redcross.org/local/washington/get-help.html
|12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources||Disaster Recovery, Relief, Rescue, Support||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources|
|DSHS Disaster Cash Assistance Program|
Washington Department of Social and Health Services Disaster Cash Assistance Program
4101 Meridian St., Bellingham, 98226
Cash program activated due to natural disasters or other specified states of emergency declared by the Governor. It is available to families or individuals without children who face an emergency and don’t have the money to meet their basic needs.
|12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources||Assistance, Disaster Recovery, Food, Money, Support||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources|
|Washington Connection: Your Link to Services|
|12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources||Disaster Recovery, DSHS, Food, Health, Money, Relief, Services||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources|
|DSHS Emergency Programs Application for Benefits|
|12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources||Disaster Recovery, Food, Health, Money, Relief, Services||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources|
|Facebook Page: NOOKSACK RIVER FLOOD Disaster November 2021|
Public Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/495680071479063
|12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||Cleanup, Disaster Recovery, Everson, Flood, Food, Nooksack, Rescue, Support||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|FEMA Disaster Recovery Assistance|
|12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources||Disaster Recovery, Emergency Services, FEMA, Flood Damage, Government, Support||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources|
|Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office|
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 and federal assistance.
|12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources||Emergency Services, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Report||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources|
|Individual and Small Business Assistance from Washington Emergency Management Division Human Services Program|
The Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Program: SBA disaster loans are available even without a Presidential Disaster Declaration and are a great tool to provide low-interest loans to individuals, families, businesses and organizations that suffer physical or economic loss due to a disaster or other disruption. For more information, please click here. For more information, please click here.
Limited English Proficiency Program: The LEP program supports language accessibility for individuals, families and businesses by working with state and local governments and community organizations to promote preparedness activities in communities around the state. For more information, please click here.
Disaster Resilience, Recovery and Restoration: Disaster Recovery includes both pre-disaster recovery planning and post-disaster recovery to re-envision and restore a community. Technical assistance and information is available for local governments, special districts, and organizations. Please click here for more information.
Individual Assistance, SBA, other Human Services Programs
Limited English Proficiency Program
|12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources||Cash, Counseling, Disaster Recovery, Loans, Money, Support, Training||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources|
|Whatcom County Flooding Call Center|
|12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources||Call Center, Cleanup, Flood, Flood Damage, Food, Help, Phone, Roads, Sandbag, shelter||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources|
|North Sound ACH Flood Recover Resources|
You can also report flood damage to your home, business, and property at their website (Click for website) — this includes renters too, if there was damage to where you lived. The form in Spanish version is available here .
Types of information they will ask for includes:
Centro de llamadas del condado de Whatcom, (360) 788-5303 abierto de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. a diario. El personal está preparado para responder a las llamadas relacionadas con:
También puede informar daños por inundación a su hogar, negocio y propiedad en (sitio en inglés) esto incluye a las personas que también rentan su propiedad.
El formulario en español se encuentra aqui.
La información que pedirán incluye:
If you are in need of a resource and are not sure where to go, call the Department of Emergency Management at 360-416-1850.
You must submit separate reports of damage from the Nov. 14-16 flood and the Nov. 28-29 flood. They are asking for all reports to be submitted by Friday, December 17, 2021.
After making a list of the damages, and pictures if you can, call your insurance company first and then submit an online Damage Assessment Form.
Condado de Skagit
Si necesita un recurso y no está seguro de adónde ir, llame al Departamento de Manejo de Emergencias al 360-416-1850.
Debe presentar informes separados de los daños de la inundación del 14 al 16 de noviembre y del 28 al 29 de noviembre. Solicitan que todos los informes se envíen antes del viernes 17 de diciembre de 2021.
Después de hacer una lista de los daños y fotografías si puede, llame primero a su compañía de seguros y luego envíe el formulario de evaluación de daños por internet.
|12/26/2021||Community Resources, Emergency Resources, Flood Resources||Cleanup, Disaster Recovery, Flood Damage, Food, Housing, Repair, Spanish||disaster-resources emergency-resources flood-resources|
|Samaritan’s Purse: Whatcom County Flood Response||12/14/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Cleanup, Disaster Recovery, Volunteer||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|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.
|12/09/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||Current, Flood Gauge, Forecast, Information, Map, Real Time, weather||disaster-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Dept of Transportation Real-Time Traffic Map||
Traffic Map of Washington State with Real-Time incident and closure alerts: https://wsdot.com/travel/real-time/map/
|12/09/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||Roads, Traffic, Travel||disaster-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Radio: KGMI 790 AM||
Local News: https://kgmi.com/news/sections/local/
School and Event Closures: https://kgmi.com/closings/
|12/09/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||Closure, Local, News, Radio, School, Updates, weather||disaster-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|National Weather Service Zone Area Forecasts||12/09/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources, Weather Resources||Local Weather, Whatcom County||disaster-resources flood-resources weather-resources-disaster-resources|
|Estimated Flood Damages Form – Whatcom County|
|12/03/2021||Flood Resources||Damage, Damages, Disaster Recovery, Flood, Form, Recovery||flood-resources disaster-resources|
|Whatcom County Government Flood Response Information||12/02/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Documentation, Donate, Flood Damage, Government, Health, Home, Mail Delivery, Power outage, Repair, River Levels, Road Closures, Safety, shelter, Small Business, Volunteer, Waiver||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Disaster Cash Assistance Program – Severe Weather|
This emergency cash assistance program is available to people who are not eligible for other cash assistance programs. Unlike Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, people without children and who are not pregnant may be eligible as well as families who meet the income and resource limits of the program listed in the tables below. This cash assistance is available to Washington residents regardless of citizenship status and does not require applicants to provide a Social Security number.
|12/02/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Assistance, Cash, DCAP, Financial, Flood, Money||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Recovering or Replacing Personal Documents||
DisasterAssistance.gov resources: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/moving-forward/your-official-documents
|12/02/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Damaged, Disaster Recovery, Documents, Lost, Paperwork, Replace||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|12/02/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Disaster Recovery, Donate, Everson, Flood, Flood Damage, Help, News, Nooksack, Report, shelter, Sumas, Updates, Volunteer||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Foothills Food Bank||12/02/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||East County, Food, Food Bank, Foothills, Kendall, Maple Falls, Resources||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|USDA Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance Programs|
Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire on land that is native or improved pastureland with permanent vegetative cover or that is planted specifically for grazing. Learn more about LFP.
Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather or by attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government. Learn more about LIP.
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP) provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish for losses due to disease (including cattle tick fever), adverse weather, or other conditions, such as blizzards and wildfires, not covered by LFP and LIP. Learn more about ELAP.
Emergency Loan Program provides loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine by animal quarantine laws or imposed by the Secretary under the Plant Protection Act.
Disaster Set-Aside Program provides producers who have existing direct loans with FSA who are unable to make the scheduled payments to move up to one full year’s payment to the end of the loan. Assistance is available in counties, or contiguous counties, who have been designated as emergencies by the President, Secretary or FSA Administrator.
Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) helps farmers and ranchers repair damage to farmlands caused by natural disasters and helps put in place water conservation methods during severe drought. Learn more about ECP.
Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) pays covered producers of covered noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters (includes native grass for grazing). Eligible producers must have purchased NAP coverage for the current crop year. Learn more about NAP.
Tree Assistance Program (TAP) provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes, and vines damaged by natural disasters. Learn more about TAP.
|12/01/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Crop Losses, Farms, flood relief, Loans, Money, Repair||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Flood Relief Resources for Businesses from Western Washington University (WWU)|
|12/01/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||flood relief, Small Business, Support, WWU||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Lummi Nation Communications (Facebook)|
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lummicommunications
|11/28/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Information, Lummi Nation, News, Updates||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Nooksack Indian Tribe Communications (Facebook)|
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NooksackIndianTribe
|11/28/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Information, News, Nooksack Tribe, Updates||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|11-28-21 Whatcom County Sheriff News Release: Additional Resources Deployed|
WCSO News Release: Additional Resources Deployed in Response to Latest Round of Flooding
A recommended evacuation for areas of Everson and Nooksack impacted by the “Super Bowl” 2020 flood, and for anyone in the City of Sumas, remains in effect. Much of the floodplain’s water storage capability is already depleted, so impacts from river flooding may occur more quickly than in past floods.
Members of the National Guard are stationed in both Everson and Sumas. They have been working to fill and deliver sandbags and provide other community assistance. Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue personnel are pre-staged and standing by if water rescues are needed.
River flood models continue to fluctuate. Current predictions show the river cresting at Cedarville around 10pm tonight, and cresting at Ferndale around 10am on Monday, Nov. 29. There is much uncertainty with how changes to the river channel, damages to the levee system and depleted floodplain storage may impact the flooding that results from this storm.
For those who will be displaced by this new flooding, the American Red Cross is operating a shelter at the Mount Baker Rotary Building, 1775 Front St., Lynden. This shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A Ferndale area overnight shelter has also been set up from 5pm on Sunday, Nov. 28 to 8am on Monday, Nov. 29, at Christ Lutheran Church, 5904 Vista Dr, Ferndale.
In addition to river flooding, the county is experiencing significant standing water and ponding issues that are affecting roadways, and in some cases, homes and other buildings. The soil is saturated. Water retention ponds, culverts, and ditches are full or overflowing. These conditions also increase the likelihood of landslides.
Call 911 to report any flood-related emergencies or if you believe a landslide has occurred or is occurring.
Please utilize the following sites as trusted sources of information:
Flood Impact Resources
|11/28/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Call Center, Evacuation, Flood Damage, National Guard, News, Red Cross, Report, Sheriff, Update||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|WWU Small Business Center Flood Relief Resources for Businesses|
|11/28/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Assistance, Disaster Recovery, Federal, News, Small Business, State||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Sumas Elementary Classroom Needs: Amazon Wish List|
Sumas Elementary school building was severely damaged past repair due to flooding. Our staff were able to salvage some items from the building but countless items were lost, much of which was personally bought by our staff over the years. Please send gifts to the address on the wish list/registry. Staff will be updating wish lists/registries and if needed you may contact them by email to ask any necessary questions about a gift.
Non-amazon wish lists for the staff: https://www.myregistry.com/giftlist/sumaselementary
|11/27/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Disaster Recovery, Donate, School, Sumas, Teachers||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Nov 27, 2021: Sumas, Everson residents advised to evacuate Saturday night as more flooding threatens|
Bellinghan Herald Article: Sumas, Everson residents advised to evacuate Saturday night as more flooding threatens
“This is a developing story. Check back to bellinghamherald.com for updates.
|11/27/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Evacuate, Evacuation, Flood, News, Safety, shelter||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Ferndale Community Resource Cooperative (FCSC)|
FCSC Website: https://ferndalecsc.org/
Announcing the Ferndale Severe Weather Shelter Pilot Program – Volunteers Needed Now!
To find out more about volunteering and apply online please visit this LINK.
|11/27/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Ferndale, Money, Resources, shelter, Supplies, Utilities, Volunteer||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Dept. of Labor and Industries (L&I): Verify a Contractor, Tradesperson or Business|
|11/24/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Construction, Disaster Recovery, Government Agency, Home, Repair||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Nooksack Tribe: Request Assessment for Flood Damage Recovery Assistance|
Nooksack Tribe Website: https://nooksacktribe.org
|11/21/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Assistance, Disaster Recovery, Flood Damage, Nooksack Tribe||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Miracle Food Network (MFN)|
Miracle Food Network is a non-profit organization that attacks the war on hunger by optimizing its resources and empowering individuals.
|11/20/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Birch Bay, Blaine, Disaster Recovery, Donate, Ferndale, Flood, Food, Lynden, Maple Falls, Skagit County, Sumas||disaster-resources flood-resources|
Opportunity Council Website: https://www.oppco.org/
|11/20/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Children, Employment, Food, Housing, Money, Rental, Social Services||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Whatcom Asset Building Coalition (ABC)|
Whatcom ABC Website: https://www.whatcomabc.org/
|11/19/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Disaster Recovery, Employment, Flood, Food, Health, Housing, Relief, Resources||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|North Sound ACH Care Coordination Referral||
North Sound ACH Care Coordination Referral Form: https://northsoundach.org/referral/
North Sound ACH currently works with clinical and community organizations across five counties – Island, San Juan, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom. We partner across the state with other ACH regions, working to make Washington a place working to make the state a welcoming place for all.
Care Coordination Agencies:
Call, email, or use submission form to indicate areas of need and North Sound ACH staff will connect you to the appropriate resource(s). Examples of resources include:
|11/19/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Food, Health, Housing||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|National Heritage Responders|
Cultural institutions, if your collections have been affected by an emergency, contact: 202.661.8068
|11/19/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Damage, Disaster Recovery, Flood, Restore||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Sustainable Connections Flood Relief Resources for Farms and Farmers|
Sustainable Connections list of opportunities to donate, as well as help available for farms and farmers
If a farm needs flood emergency or recovery assistance, they should contact Whatcom Emergency Management at 360-676-6681.
|11/19/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Disaster Recovery, Donate, Farm, Food, Meals, Money, Relief||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Caring for Children in a Disaster|
|11/18/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Children, Disaster Preparation, Disaster Recovery, Emotional Health, Mental Health, Safety||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|National Child Traumatic Stress Network|
|11/18/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Children, Disaster Recovery, Families, Health, Mental Health, Safety, Trauma||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Technical Assistance Center|
DTAC offers several tip sheets and other resources to help first responders and survivors after disasters and traumatic events. Spanish and Punjabi versions are also offered, when available: https://www.samhsa.gov/dtac/disaster-behavioral-health-resources
|11/18/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Counseling, Crisis, Disaster Recovery, Emotional Health, First Responders, Mental Health, Planning, Professionals, Survivors, Training||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Washington State Dept of Revenue Disaster Relief for Taxpayers (Businesses)|
Businesses can request an extension or penalty waiver by sending a secure email in their My DOR account or by calling Revenue’s customer service staff at 360-705-6705, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Businesses in the impacted areas can also request:
|11/18/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Business, Disaster Recovery, Money, Relief, Taxes||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Veterans’ Assistance Fund|
Temporary financial assistance as well as help applying for local, state and federal benefits and services for eligible veterans.
|11/18/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Assistance, Burial, Compensation, Disaster Recovery, Financial, Health, Housing, Legal, Money, Pension, Transportation||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|FloodSmart.gov (FEMA) How to Document Damage and Start Cleanup|
How to Document Damage and Start Cleanup: https://www.floodsmart.gov/document-damage-and-start-clean
|11/18/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Cleanup, Damage, Disaster Recovery, Documentation, Health, Mold, Repair, Safety||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Washington State Dept. of Health – Flood Cleanup|
Washington State Dept. of Health Flood Cleanup Tips https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/BePreparedBeSafe/Floods/Cleanup
|11/18/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Cleanup, Disaster Recovery, Health, Safety||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|CDC: Reentering Your Flooded Home|
Advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on returning to a flooded home after a natural disaster.
|11/17/2021||Flood Resources||Disaster Recovery, Health, Housing, Safety||flood-resources disaster-resources|
|CDC: Clean Up Safely After a Disaster|
Advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on safe cleanup after a disaster, including sanitation advice and dealing with mold
|11/17/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Cleanup, Disaster Recovery, Health, Mold, Safety||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance|
Information from the Small Business Administration on low-interest disaster relief loans
|11/17/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Disaster Recovery, Loans, Money, Relief||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Christ the King Church||
Christ the King Church Website: https://www.ctk.church/
|11/17/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||shelter||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Point Roberts Now|
Point Roberts Now Website: https://pointrobertsnow.com/
|11/17/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Emergency Services, Information, News, Point Roberts||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|City of Lynden|
City of Lynden Website: https://www.lyndenwa.org/
|11/17/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||City, Information, Lynden, News, Resources||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|City of Blaine|
City of Blaine Website: https://www.ci.blaine.wa.us/
|11/17/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Blaine, City, Information, News, Services||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|City of Ferndale|
City of Ferndale Website: https://www.cityofferndale.org/
|11/17/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||City, Ferndale, Information, Local News, Service, Support||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Sumas Police Department|
Sumas Police Department Website: https://www.cityofsumas.com/sumas-police-department/
|11/17/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Sumas||disaster-resources flood-resources|
Newspaper serving Lynden and North County
|11/17/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||East County, Information, Lynden, News||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|The Northern Light|
Newspaper serving Blaine and Birch Bay
|11/17/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Birch Bay, Blaine, Information, News||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Bellingham Herald||11/17/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Information, News||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Blaine Community Assistance Program (CAP)|
Blaine CAP Website: https://blainecap.org/
|11/16/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Birch Bay, Blaine, Clothing, Crisis, Custer, Food, Point Roberts, Resources, Social Services, Support||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|City of Everson|
City of Everson Webpage: https://www.ci.everson.wa.us/
|11/16/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Everson, Government, Information, Local, News, Resources||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|City of Sumas|
City of Sumas Website: https://www.cityofsumas.com/
|11/16/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Government, Local, News, Resources, Sumas||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Flood Assistance Loans from WECU||
Whatcom Educational Credit Union (WECU) Flood assistance loan information: https://www.wecu.com/FloodAssistance/
|11/16/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Bank, Disaster Recovery, Loan, Money||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Mold Cleanup in Your Home||
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) article about mold cleanup: https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-cleanup-your-home
|11/16/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Cleanup, Disaster Recovery, Health, Mold||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Flood Damage Cleanup||
FloodSafety.com article about flood damage cleanup: https://www.floodsafety.com/national/property/cleanup/
|11/16/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Cleanup, Damage, Disaster Recovery, Property||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Point Roberts Fire Department||
Point Roberts Fire Department (Fire District 5) Website: https://wcfd5.com/
Whatcom County Fire District 52030 Benson Road
|11/16/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Fire, Rescue, shelter||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Blaine Chamber of Commerce||11/16/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||City, Information, News||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Lynden Chamber of Commerce||
Lynden Chamber of Commerce Website: https://www.lynden.org/
|11/16/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||City, Information, News||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Ferndale Chamber of Commerce||11/16/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||City, Information, News||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Everson Police Department||
Everson Police Dept. Website: https://www.ci.everson.wa.us/departments/police_department/index.php
|11/16/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Information, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Safety||disaster-resources flood-resources|
|Whatcom Community Foundation Resilience Fund||
Whatcom Community Foundation (WCF) Website: https://whatcomcf.org/
Whatcom Center for Philanthropy
|11/16/2021||Community Resources, Flood Resources||Donate, Funding, Give, Philanthropy, Resilience Fund, Support, WCF, Whatcom Community Foundation||disaster-resources flood-resources|