Community Resources

Community Resources for Emergencies and Flood Relief

Flood Recovery Resources
We have pulled together a database of community resources to help in the event of emergencies. Search the table below using key words like “Roads” or “Sumas” or “Food.” For example, search “recover” for a list of resources to help with disaster recovery. Search our Community Resources Table below

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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 conditions, shelter status; reports on conditions (loose cattle, debris, infrastructure); resources available; and where to report damage.12/02/2021Disaster Resources, Flood Resources, , , , , , , , , disaster-resources flood-resources
Whatcom County Government Flood Response Information

Website: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3827/Flood-Response-Information

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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

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DSHS Disaster Cash Assistance Program

Washington Department of Social and Health Services Disaster Cash Assistance Program
https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/emergency-assistance-programs/disaster-cash-assistance-program

4101 Meridian St., Bellingham, 98226
877-501-2233

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.

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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 even if they’ve received DCAP for the COVID-19 pandemic or wildfires. Allowed financial losses that will not be covered within 30 days of application may be used to reduce the countable income and could bring a household under the net income limit.

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.

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Recovering or Replacing Personal Documents

DisasterAssistance.gov resources: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/moving-forward/your-official-documents

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American Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Services

Northwest Region Disaster Relief and Recovery Website: https://www.redcross.org/local/washington/get-help.html
Northwest Region Website: https://www.redcross.org/local/washington.html
Northwest Region Disaster Relief and Recovery Phone: (206)-323-2345

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Whatcom Strong

Website: https://www.whatcomstrong.com/
whatcomstrongdispatch@gmail.com
(564) 209-8702
One Place for all information regarding Whatcom County Flood Relief

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Foothills Food Bank

Foothills Foodbank Website: https://foothillsfoodbank.org/
Foothills Foodbank Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/foothillsfoodbank.org/

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East Whatcom Regional Resource Center (EWRRC)

EWRRC Website (Opportunity Council): https://www.oppco.org/ewrrc/
EWRRC Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EWRRC
8251 Kendall Road, Maple Falls, WA – (360) 599-3944
Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:00 pm
Open Thursdays 12:00-7:00 pm
Google Map: click here.

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USDA Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance Programs

Website: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program
USDA 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 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.


Farm Loans

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.


Farmland damage

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.

Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) helps owners of non-industrial private forests restore forest health damaged by natural disasters. Learn more about EFRP.


Crop Losses

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.

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Flood Relief Resources for Businesses from Western Washington University (WWU)

Website: https://sbdc.wwu.edu/flood-relief-resources-businesses
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) team is working with regional and national officials and collecting resources to help our businesses recover. Please visit this FEMA article to learn how a disaster is declared and how the relief effort begins.

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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.  For more information, please click here.

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
Travis Linares-Hengen
Human Services Program Manager
Travis.linares-hengen@mil.wa.gov
(253) 512-7028

Limited English Proficiency Program
Lewis Lujan
Limited English Proficiency Coordinator
Lewis.Lujan@mil.wa.gov
(253) 512-7138

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Lummi Nation Communications (Facebook)

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lummicommunications

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Nooksack Indian Tribe Communications (Facebook)

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NooksackIndianTribe

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11-28-21 Whatcom County Sheriff News Release: Additional Resources Deployed

WCSO News Release: Additional Resources Deployed in Response to Latest Round of Flooding
Download PDF: https://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/61891/Nov-28-Press-Release-Additional-Resources-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.

Download full News Release at https://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/61891/Nov-28-Press-Release-Additional-Resources-Latest-Round-of-Flooding

NEWS RELEASE

Please utilize the following sites as trusted sources of information:

Flood Impact Resources

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WWU Small Business Center Flood Relief Resources for Businesses

Website: https://sbdc.wwu.edu/flood-relief-resources-businesses
From Western Washington University
The SBDC team is working with regional and national officials and collecting resources to help our businesses recover.

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Sumas Elementary Classroom Needs: Amazon Wish List

Website: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GHMM59_FAhX6Epoy7Ya35QttvX6hmYim/view?fbclid=IwAR3ACiPseUS5tX4mJLWJ9A5-2azn9dY_T7EFX5Jf1QJaeAaIOk3e-OmFvMI

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

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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
Read more at: https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article256167537.html#storylink=cpy

“This is a developing story. Check back to bellinghamherald.com for updates.
An emergency alert advising Sumas and Everson residents to voluntarily evacuate Saturday night, Nov. 27, was sent out shortly before 6 p.m. as rain continued to fall in Whatcom County. “Life safety is our primary concern. Road closures begin as early as 4 a.m. Sunday,” the flooding alert read. Flooding impacts could include levee overtopping at Main Street in Everson Sunday morning, Nov. 28, according to Whatcom County’s website. Water may then move downstream to Sumas and across the border to Canada, it stated. The Red Cross shelter is open at 1775 Front St. in Lynden…”  READ MORE

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Ferndale Community Resource Cooperative (FCSC)

FCSC Website: https://ferndalecsc.org/
FCSC Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FerndaleCommunityResourceCenter
FCSC Resource Center: PO Box 2205
5694 Second Ave. Ferndale, WA 98248
(360) 380-2200
email coordinator@ferndalecsc.org

Announcing the Ferndale Severe Weather Shelter Pilot Program – Volunteers Needed Now!
We are excited to announce the Ferndale Severe Weather Shelter! Our temporary shelter will provide a safe, warm place to sleep for individuals and families in the Ferndale area who have nowhere else to stay when severe weather conditions exist. But we won’t be able to open our doors this winter without volunteers so we need your help!

To find out more about volunteering and apply online please visit this LINK.

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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 to help.

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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 and federal assistance.

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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.

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Whatcom County Government News Updates

Whatcom County Government Website (with News Flash (News and Updates): https://www.whatcomcounty.us/

Flood Response Information: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3827/Flood-Response-Information
How to Get Help If You’ve Been Affected, and How to Help Your Fellow Community Members

Whatcom County Government Flood Response Update 11/15/2021: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2961

Road Closures Update: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2954

Swift Creek and Sumas River Flooding and Asbestos Fact Sheet (Download PDF)

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Whatcom County Govt. Weather, Flooding, River Conditions & Road Closures

Weather and Flooding Related Road Closures (Whatcom County Government): https://www.whatcomcounty.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2954

Weather Forecasts and Current River Conditions: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/666/Forecasts-Current-River-Conditions

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Sumas Relief Effort Volunteer Sign-up Sheet

Sumas Relief Effort Volunteer Sign-up Sheet (Google Form)
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGkFPbMj7xE4jxLjmr_ucTABPlFYiI2jjJw7nNjJ_PqCT5sg/viewform

City of Sumas has created a sign-up sheet for volunteers.
They say: “We have created a volunteer signup form to help us allocate and assign volunteers as we continue to meet the needs in our community this next week. The biggest needs we have, are people that are able to work under the direction of a team leader to help with sheet rock, flooring and insulation removal. We also need trucks and trailers to haul away debris and damaged items to the dumpster sites. Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering to help this next week. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support.”

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Nooksack Tribe: Request Assessment for Flood Damage Recovery Assistance

Nooksack Tribe Website: https://nooksacktribe.org
Assessment Request Form: https://nooksacktribe.org/administration/2021/request-assessment-for-flood-damage-recovery-assistance/?fbclid=IwAR31fQCTcDznYVhSzTgRlGyzh7MDDTodYCzXhs6ivrDbwlrXU_hx3xTVY8Y
On Wednesday, November 23, Dean Johnny with the Washington State Emergency Management Division will be in our area to help Tribal members that have individual trust land and/or own their home with flood damage assistance. You will receive a phone call 30 minutes prior to his in-person visit. Please complete this form to request an assessment.
Forms are due November 22 by 3 pm

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Miracle Food Network (MFN)

MFN Website: http://www.miraclefoodnetwork.org/
MFN Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MiracleFoodNetwork
5611 3rd Ave, Ferndale WA 98248
Phone: (360) 656-5468

Miracle Food Network is a non-profit organization that attacks the war on hunger by optimizing its resources and empowering individuals.
Miracle Food Network distributes food to Bellingham, Ferndale, Blaine, Sumas, Lynden, Birch Bay, and Maple Falls along with some areas in Skagit County.

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Opportunity Council

Opportunity Council Website: https://www.oppco.org/
Flood Recovery Resources: https://www.oppco.org/2021-flood-recovery-resources/
PO Box 2134, Bellingham, WA 98227
1419 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 734-5121 | Fax: (855) 224-7921 | Email: info@oppco.org
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/oppco

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Whatcom Asset Building Coalition (ABC)

Whatcom ABC Website: https://www.whatcomabc.org/
Whatcom ABC Flood Recovery Resources Page: https://www.whatcomabc.org/flood-resources/
Whatcom ABC Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WhatcomABC/
admin@whatcomabc.org

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North Sound ACH Care Coordination Referral

North Sound ACH Care Coordination Referral Form: https://northsoundach.org/referral/
Address: 1204 Railroad Ave., Suite 200 Bellingham WA 98225
Phone: (360) 543-8858
E-mail: info@NorthSoundACH.org

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:
1. Distributing food kits, care kits
2. Providing hotel vouchers
3. Connecting to navigators in multiple languages throughout the North Sound

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Facebook Page: NOOKSACK RIVER FLOOD Disaster November 2021

Public Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/495680071479063
Nooksack River Flooding Disaster November 2021. This Group is for getting information, sharing pictures, rescue stories, and anything related to this horrible disaster. Everyone is welcome.

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National Heritage Responders

Website: https://www.culturalheritage.org/resources/emergencies/national-heritage-responders
The National Heritage Responders (NHR) respond to the needs of cultural institutions and the public during emergencies and disasters through coordinated efforts with first responders, state agencies, vendors, and the public.
Members of the public, if your personal items have been damaged in an emergency, email: NHRpublichelpline@culturalheritage.org

Cultural institutions, if your collections have been affected by an emergency, contact: 202.661.8068
Not urgent? Email emergencies@culturalheritage.org.

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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
https://sustainableconnections.org/flood-relief-resources/

If a farm needs flood emergency or recovery assistance, they should contact Whatcom Emergency Management at 360-676-6681.
If the need cannot be addressed locally, it is passed up to State Emergency Operations Center which has staff from the state Department of Agriculture (WSDA).
Locally, the federal USDA Farm Services Agency (FSA) can be reached at 360-318-8121 or in person at: Everson Service Center 914 Citadel Drive, Suite C, Everson WA 98247
FSA has three programs that might provide assistance to local farms depending upon their circumstances:
ECP helps pay for fence replacement, cleaning debris off of fields, emergency loans.
TAP help costs if plants (trees, berries) die from flooding. Pays cost-share on purchasing and replanting of new plants.
ELAP helps with feed loss. Producers have to provide a way to document what they normally feed with the costs and how much was lost.

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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Caring for Children in a Disaster

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/index.html
Resources and articles about children in disasters from the CDC

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National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Website: https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/disasters
Helpful information for before, during and after disasters such as:
Earthquake
Extreme Heat
Flood
Hurricane
Landslide
COVID-19
Tornado
Tsunami
Wildfire
Windstorm
Winter Storm

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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Technical Assistance Center

Website https://www.samhsa.gov/dtac
DTAC helps states, U.S. territories, tribes, and local providers plan for and respond to behavioral health needs after a disaster.
Disaster Distress Hotline: Call or Text 1-800-985-5990

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

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Washington State Dept of Revenue Disaster Relief for Taxpayers (Businesses)

Website: https://dor.wa.gov/get-form-or-publication/publications-subject/tax-topics/disaster-relief-taxpayers
DOR will work with businesses that cannot file or pay their taxes on time due to a natural disaster.

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:

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DSHS Emergency Programs Application for Benefits

Website: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/node/62
Download Application in 12 languages
Emergency Programs Offered include: Medical Programs, Emergency Food Assistance, Emergency Cash Assistance

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Washington Connection: Your Link to Services

Website: https://www.washingtonconnection.org/home/
Benefits and Programs you can apply for: https://www.washingtonconnection.org/home/availablebenefits.go

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Veterans’ Assistance Fund

Temporary financial assistance as well as help applying for local, state and federal benefits and services for eligible veterans.
https://www.whatcomcounty.us/866/Veterans-Program

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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
Disaster Assistance: (800) 621-FEMA
Email: floodsmart@fema.dhs.gov

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Washington State Dept. of Health – Flood Cleanup

Washington State Dept. of Health Flood Cleanup Tips https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/BePreparedBeSafe/Floods/Cleanup

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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.
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/after.html

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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
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/cleanup/facts.html

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Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

Information from the Small Business Administration on low-interest disaster relief loans
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

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Christ the King Church

Christ the King Church Website: https://www.ctk.church/

Bellingham
4173 Meridian St
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-733-1337
bellingham@ctk.church

Blaine
549 Cherry Street, Blaine, WA 98230
360-733-7498
blaine@ctk.church
https://www.facebook.com/CTKBlaine/

Downtown Bellingham
1419 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
360.733.1337
downtown@ctk.church

Ferndale
5629 3rd Ave, Ferndale, WA 98248
360-733-1337
ferndale@ctk.church
https://www.facebook.com/ctkferndale

North Bay
4895 Birch Bay Lynden Rd, Birch Bay, WA 98230
360.332.1951
northbay@ctk.church
https://www.facebook.com/ctknorthbay

Sudden Valley
8 Barnview Dr, Bellingham, WA 98229

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Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness (PREP)

PREP Website: http://www.prepgroup.org/
PREP Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PointRobertsPREP/
PO Box 336, Point Roberts WA 98281
(360) 945-7737
contact@prepgroup.org

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Point Roberts Now

Point Roberts Now Website: https://pointrobertsnow.com/
Emergency Services in Point Roberts: https://pointrobertsnow.com/emergency-information-non-emergency-community-contacts/

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City of Lynden

City of Lynden Website: https://www.lyndenwa.org/
City of Lynden Facebook Page
300 4th St, Lynden, WA 98264
Phone: 360-354-1170
Email: cityhall@lyndenwa.org

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City of Blaine

City of Blaine Website: https://www.ci.blaine.wa.us/
City of Blaine Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BlaineCity/
City of Blaine Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/City_of_Blaine
435 Martin, Blaine, WA 98230
360-332-8311

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City of Ferndale

City of Ferndale Website: https://www.cityofferndale.org/
City of Ferndale Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cityofferndale
City of Ferndale Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/CityOfFerndale
P.O. Box 936/2095 Main St., Ferndale, WA 98248
(360) 384-4302

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Whatcom County Road Closures and Restrictions

List of Road Closures and Restrictions: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2954

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
322 N Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-778-6200
Fax: 360-778-6201

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Sumas Police Department

Sumas Police Department Website: https://www.cityofsumas.com/sumas-police-department/
433 Cherry Street, Sumas, WA 98295
Business Hours (non-emergency): 1-360-988-5711

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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

Safety first. Never touch or go within 35 feet of downed power lines because they might be energized. Call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or 911 to report problems.

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Lynden Tribune

Newspaper serving Lynden and North County
Lynden Tribune Website: https://www.lyndentribune.com/
Lynden Tribune Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lyndentrib
Lynden Tribune Twitter Feed: (dormant since January 2020) https://twitter.com/lyndentribune

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The Northern Light

Newspaper serving Blaine and Birch Bay
Northern Light Website: https://www.thenorthernlight.com/
Northern Light Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheNorthernLight/
Northern Light Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/tnlreporter/

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Bellingham Herald

Bellingham Herald Website: https://www.bellinghamherald.com/
Bellingham Herald Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bellinghamherald
Bellingham Herald Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/BhamHerald

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Whatcom County Weather

Lynden resident and amateur weather chaser Randy Small provides detailed weather analysis, live video drive throughs and other resources.
Whatcom County Weather Website: http://whatcomcountywx.com/
Whatcom County Weather Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WhatcomCountyWeather
Whatcom County Weather Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/RandySmall

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Blaine Community Assistance Program (CAP)

Blaine CAP Website: https://blainecap.org/
Friends of CAP Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/capmatt25
The CAP Center, 508 G Street, Blaine, WA 98230
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1067, Blaine, WA 98231
Email: info@blainecap.org
Phone: (360) 392-8484

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City of Everson

City of Everson Webpage: https://www.ci.everson.wa.us/
EVERSON CITY HALL P.O. Box 315
111 W Main Street, Everson, WA 98247
Phone: (360) 966-3411

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City of Sumas

City of Sumas Website: https://www.cityofsumas.com/
City of Sumas Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sumascityhall
433 Cherry Street / P.O. Box 9
Sumas, Wa. 98295
Phone: 360-988-5711
After Hours Non-Emergency/ Utility Dispatch: 360-676-6911

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Flood Assistance Loans from WECU

Whatcom Educational Credit Union (WECU) Flood assistance loan information: https://www.wecu.com/FloodAssistance/

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Mold Cleanup in Your Home

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) article about mold cleanup: https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-cleanup-your-home

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Flood Damage Cleanup

FloodSafety.com article about flood damage cleanup: https://www.floodsafety.com/national/property/cleanup/

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA Website: https://www.fema.gov/
Washington Severe Storms, Flooding: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/492

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Point Roberts Fire Department

Point Roberts Fire Department (Fire District 5) Website: https://wcfd5.com/

Whatcom County Fire District 52030 Benson Road
Point Roberts, WA 98281
Phone: 360-945-3473
Email: chief@wcfd5.com

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Blaine Chamber of Commerce

Blaine Chamber of Commerce Website: https://www.blainechamber.com/
Blaine Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/blainechamber/

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Lynden Chamber of Commerce

Lynden Chamber of Commerce Website: https://www.lynden.org/
Lynden Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Lynden-Chamber-of-Commerce-149316018250

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Ferndale Chamber of Commerce

Ferndale Chamber of Commerce Website: https://ferndale-chamber.com/
Ferndale Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FerndaleChamber

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Everson Police Department

Everson Police Dept. Website: https://www.ci.everson.wa.us/departments/police_department/index.php
Everson Police Dept Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EversonWAPoliceDept/

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Whatcom Breaking News

Whatcom Breaking News Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WhatcomNewsAlert/
Whatcom Breaking News Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/whatcom_news

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Whatcom Scanner Report

Whatcom Scanner Report: https://www.facebook.com/WhatcomReport

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Whatcom News

Whatcom News Website: https://whatcom-news.com/
Whatcom News Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/News_Whatcom
Whatcom News Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NewsWhatcom

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Whatcom Community Foundation Resilience Fund

Donate to Whatcom Community Foundation Resilience Fund https://wcf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=1455

Whatcom Community Foundation (WCF) Website: https://whatcomcf.org/

Whatcom Center for Philanthropy
1500 Cornwall Avenue, Suite 202
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 671-6463
wcf@whatcomcf.org

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Radio: KGMI 790 AM

Local News: https://kgmi.com/news/sections/local/

Weather: https://kgmi.com/weather/

School and Event Closures: https://kgmi.com/closings/

Studio Line: 360-676-KGMI (5464)
24-Hour News Tips: 360-733-4564
Email News Tips: kgmi@kgmi.com
General Questions/Comments: kgmi@kgmi.com

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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/

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