Whatcom Small Business Recovery Grants

https://insight-editor.livestories.com/s/v2/whatcom-community-foundation-small-business-relief-fund/7e3dea8a-18b8-4869-a23b-2a6d3d2a7078?fbclid=IwAR0DwLg1V3avdsQgjWSTiqloNiBx7AuFHPPVWB2A3dWA0rHnFCTJ0_SypX0 Grants up to $5,000. The Fund is providing resources to support and invest in the recovery and resilience of Whatcom County’s flood affected small businesses to preserve community character and foster economic viability. Recovery Grants are intended to help cover essential expenses, including rent, payroll, repairs and mitigation measures to better face future disasters. … Read more

Ferndale Severe Weather Shelter – United Church of Ferndale

The Severe Weather Shelter will be OPEN Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday overnight (Feb 21, 22, 23, 24). The shelter is located at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Doors open at 5 pm and close at 8 am the next morning. If you need a warm place to stay please come! Cots, … Read more

Emergency Shelter Options for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Whatcom County Website: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3167/Homeless-Shelters City of Bellingham’s website: https://cob.org/services/housing/homeless/stateofhousing For Night by Night Winter Shelter availability, call 360-788-7983.

National Weather Service Zone Area Forecasts

Bellingham: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.7589&lon=-122.482#.YbI1c72IaCg Birch Bay: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9333&lon=-122.7263#.YbI1k72IaCg Blaine: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.994&lon=-122.7489#.YbI2er2IaCg Deming: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.8268&lon=-122.2177#.YbI2jb2IaCg Everson: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9058&lon=-122.354#.YbI2sb2IaCg Ferndale: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.8476&lon=-122.5935#.YbI2yL2IaCg Kendall: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9169&lon=-122.1378#.YbI24L2IaCg Lummi Island: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.7204&lon=-122.6832#.YbI2_b2IaCg Lummi Reservation: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.76&lon=-122.6424#.YbI3Jb2IaCg Lynden: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9429&lon=-122.4508#.YbI3P72IaCg Maple Falls: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9513&lon=-122.1469#.YbI0tL2IaCg Nooksack Reservation: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.8843&lon=-122.3485#.YbI3Wb2IaCg Point Roberts: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9887&lon=-123.0569#.YbI3lb2IaCg Sudden Valley: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.7231&lon=-122.3448#.YbI3rb2IaCg Sumas: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9996&lon=-122.265#.YbI3yr2IaCg

Whatcom County Government Flood Response Information

Website: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3827/Flood-Response-Information How to Document Flood Damage Current River Levels and Forecasts Road Closures and Power Outages Shelter Information My Home or Business Was Impacted Donations and Volunteering Staying Healthy and Safe Mail Delivery in North East Whatcom County Waiver of Emergency Repair Permit Fees

Whatcom County Flooding Call Center

(360) 788-5303 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily This line is available for those impacted by recent flooding who might not have internet access. You can reach them (360) 788-5303 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. Staff are prepared to respond to calls regarding: how to get help (food, shelter, sandbagging, cleanup); current road … Read more

USDA Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance Programs

Website: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-programUSDA offers a variety of programs to help farmers, ranchers, communities, and businesses that have been hard hit by natural disaster events. Below you’ll find available FSA programs; visit farmers.gov for additional USDA programs that can help agricultural producers recover. Livestock Assistance Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered … Read more

Individual and Small Business Assistance from Washington Emergency Management Division Human Services Program

Website: https://mil.wa.gov/for-individuals-households-businesses#Individual The Individual Assistance Program (IA): IA is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program to support individual and business recovery and is authorized through a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration. The IA program has multiple components including cash assistance and crisis counseling, a detailed declaration process and benefits that vary depending on several factors. … Read more

Disaster Cash Assistance Program – Severe Weather

Website: https://www.washingtonconnection.org/home/Disaster Cash Assistance is a temporary program activated by the Governor’s declaration of a statewide emergency and subsequent proclamation. It is a Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) program. Households in a county designated as a disaster area by Governor Inslee may be eligible for DCAP, if they meet all eligibility criteria and … Read more