Community Resources

Community Resources for support, help and relief

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. Click on the category below to see a searchable table of resources with contacts and other information.

 

 

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Request Free COVID Rapid-Test Kits

Website: https://sayyescovidhometest.org/

The Washington State Department of Health is offering free, rapid, at-home COVID-19 test kits to residents of eligible communities. Availability changes, so keep checking back. You may also be eligible to order more than once and perhaps even on a monthly basis. Details will be available on your order confirmation page.

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Washington Indian Behavioral Health HUB

https://www.voaww.org/wa-ibh

1-866-491-1683

Serving Native American & Alaska Native Communities throughout the state of Washington to access culturally appropriate behavioral health resources.

How We Help…
Coordinate care for individuals experiencing behavioral health concerns prior to a crisis

Help with accessing treatment beds (voluntary or involuntary)

Coordinate care after a person has been discharged from a facility (emergency room, outpatient treatment, psychiatric hospital, and more)

Provide culturally appropriate resources and assist with overcoming barriers

Follow up with the person over the next two weeks

Collect individual feedback on cultural sensitivity of facilities and programs

Provide behavioral health resources

Support navigation of Joel’s Law: when a designated crisis responder has decided a family member does not meet the criteria to be in involuntary treatment, but the family feels their loved one would benefit from it.

11/17/2022, disaster-resources health-covid-resources
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

https://doh.wa.gov/you-and-your-family/injury-and-violence-prevention/suicide-prevention/988-suicide-and-crisis-lifeline

Call, text, or chat 988 to be connected to the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. It is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365. The ten-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), 1-800-273-TALK (8255), is still active along with 988.

Contact 988 if you are having:

Thoughts of suicide
Mental health crises
Substance use concerns
Any other kind of emotional distress
You can also contact 988 if you are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

Services are available in Spanish, along with interpretation services in over 250 languages. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and TTY users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, dial 988 and press 1 to be connected to the Veterans Crisis Line. The Veterans Crisis Line serves Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to call.

The Native and Strong Lifeline is the first program of its kind in the nation dedicated to serving American Indian and Alaska Native people. Operated by Volunteers of America Western Washington, this line is available for people who call 988 and choose option 4. It is specifically for Washington’s American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Calls are answered by Native crisis counselors who are tribal members and descendants closely tied to their communities. Native and Strong Lifeline counselors are fully trained in crisis intervention and support, with special emphasis on cultural and traditional practices related to healing.

11/17/2022, disaster-resources health-covid-resources
Ferndale Severe Weather Shelter – United Church of Ferndale

Please call or text “help” to (360) 612-5075 for current shelter status and location.

The emergency shelter is open in the winter and during severe weather events to provide individuals and families in need with a safe place to sleep, warm food, and referrals to community resources whenever possible.

Locations:

  • Primary – United Church of Ferndale (2034 Washington St)
  • Secondary – Christ Lutheran Church (5094 Vista Dr)
  • Capacity: 12 individuals per night (men, women, and families)

Conditions for activation:
A temperature threshold of 28°F or below is forecasted as the overnight low and/or; A temperature threshold of 32°F or below is forecasted as the overnight low AND 1” or more of precipitation has accumulated and/or is projected overnight, and/or; A temperature threshold of 32°F or below is forecasted as the overnight low AND a high wind warning has been issued. At the discretion of the Program Coordinator, with agreement from the host agency, the shelter may be opened when none of the conditions of activation have been met, if other extenuating severe weather conditions exist (example: the overnight low is only projected to reach 40°F but moderate to major flooding is expected).

11/02/2022, , disaster-resources emergency-resources weather-flood-resources
The People’s Harm Reduction Alliance – Get Naloxone Delivered for Free

http://phra.org/mail-order-naloxone

Get Naloxone/Narcan mailed to you for free anywhere in Washington State. Do you have Naloxone (a.k.a. Narcan) in your first aid kit? This medication is given when opioid overdose happens or has possibly happened. It can reverse an overdose & provide crucial time for emergency medical responders to arrive to render further aid. Did you know that individuals who reside in Washington State can order Naloxone for FREE & have it mailed directly at not cost to them?
11/01/2022, disaster-resources health-covid-resources
Smoke Map for US and Canada – with forecasts

https://firesmoke.ca/

This interactive map gives views of current fires in the US and Canada, shows the location and direction of the smoke from those fires, and provides a 48hour visual forecast.

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Washington State Dept. of Ecology Air Monitoring Network – Interactive Map

https://enviwa.ecology.wa.gov/home/map

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Whatcom County Health Dept. Wildfire Smoke Information

https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3308/Wildfire-Smoke

Smoke from fires can be dangerous for everyone. Fortunately, there are steps you can take both before and during smoky days to protect your health.

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NW Clean Air

https://nwcleanairwa.gov/air-quality-center/

Get updates and information about the air quality in northwest Washington. Our agency operates real-time ambient air quality monitors in seven locations in our jurisdiction. Most of these air quality monitors keep track of air pollution in populated areas. Others – like the monitor near Lynden – measure regional background air quality.

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

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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Veterans’ Assistance Fund

https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3301/Veterans-Program

360-778-6050

If you’re a Whatcom County veteran, we can help you or your family access local, state, and federal benefits and services. You can receive assistance through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for: Health care Compensation and Pension Housing and Home Loans Employment Education Childcare

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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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Secure Medicine Return

https://med-project.org/

What should you do with your expired or unwanted medicine? Medicines help treat diseases, manage chronic conditions, and improve health and well-being for millions of Americans. It is important that patients take their medicines as prescribed by their health care provider. However, if you have expired or unwanted medicines, proper disposal is important and easy.

Return kiosks have been installed at convenient drop-off locations throughout Whatcom County. To find your closest drop-off location, visit https://med-project.org/locations/washington/#locations

If you can’t get to a drop-off location, you can pick up a free mailer to return your medications. Mailers are available at most libraries in Whatcom County or by requesting one from MED-Project.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

https://nami.org/Home

NAMI Washington
1107 NE 45th St Ste 330
Seattle, WA 98105-4697

800-950-6264

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

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Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT)

800-584-3578

To access this service, call the VOA Crisis Response Services (the Care Crisis Line) at 1-800-584-3578 24/7 – 365 days-a-year to speak with a mental health professional who will assess the situation, make appropriate referrals, and/or dispatch the MCOT community based outreach team.

The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) is a community-based outreach team with the ability to respond to and provide crisis services in the community (e.g., homes, schools, shelters). The Team serves adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing a behavioral health (mental health and/or substance use) crisis regardless of their funding source. MCOT offers short term crisis intervention and prevention services utilizing strength-based, solution-focused, culturally competent, trauma-informed, and recovery-oriented interventions.

What services do we offer?
Urgent community response, usually within 2 hours
Care planning services for up to 2 weeks
Community Outreach
Involuntary Treatment Act Services

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Whatcom Community Detox

2026 Division Street
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: 360-812-7220

Services:
Safe withdrawal from alcohol and drugs
Counseling
Motivational programming
Referrals to mental health services
Assessments and referrals to substance use disorder treatment, once admitted

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Crisis Care Line (Volunteers of America, Regional hotline)

1-800-584-3578
www.imhurting.org

Whether you had a bad day, or just need a non-judgmental ear to listen, we are here for you, no matter what you want to talk about. Our highly-skilled and compassionate staff are here to help.

If you are in a state of distress, reach out today. Our crisis services are available 24/7 by phone and via chat. Call 1-800-584-3578 or visit www.imhurting.org. Our support is free, confidential, and always available.

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Homeless Outreach Team

360-312-3717
https://www.oppco.org/whsc/

Connecting persons experiencing homelessness with services and supporting community members in working through issues surrounding homelessness. Monday to Friday, 7AM – 5:30PM.

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Whatcom County Crisis Stabilization Center

1-800-584-3578
2026 Division Street, Bellingham, WA 98226

The Whatcom County Triage Center (WCTC) provides services to adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis, or who are in need of withdrawal management services, and helps them restore and stabilize their health.

The stabilization facility offers an alternative to hospitalization or arrest. It is also a clear point of access to mental health and substance use services in Whatcom County.

To access this service, call the VOA Care Crisis Response Services ‘the Care Crisis Line” at 1-800-584-3578, 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year to speak with a licensed mental health professional who will assess the situation and make appropriate referrals.

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Economic Relief for Homeless Service Workers

https://www.homelessworkerstipend.com/

(855) 582-3973

The Homeless Service Worker Stipend Program offers economic relief for homeless service workers up to $4,000.

Who is eligible for the homeless service workers stipend?
If you are a homeless service worker with an immediate economic need and you are working for an organization that contracts with a Washington state city or county providing homeless services, you may qualify!

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FLARE classes with the Opportunity Council

https://www.oppco.org/flare-registration/

FLARE is a FREE series of seven consecutive classes designed to increase adults’ knowledge on money habits, saving strategies, budget skills, credit, and landlord/tenant law.

Tuesdays, October 11-November 22, 2022 from 5:30-7:45. In-person at Opportunity Council, 625 Cornwall Ave. Dinner will be served. We are unable to provide childcare.

Contact Yarrow Greer at (360) 734-5121 ext. 1223 with any questions.

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The Biden-Harris Administration’s Student Debt Relief Plan Explained

https://studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/one-time-cancellation

On Aug. 24, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a Student Debt Relief Plan that includes one-time student loan debt relief targeted to low- and middle-income families.

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) will provide up to $20,000 in debt relief to Federal Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 in debt relief to non-Pell Grant recipients. Borrowers with loans held by ED are eligible for this relief if their individual income is less than $125,000 (or $250,000 for households). More information available here.

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Futures Northwest

https://www.futuresnw.org/
The path to higher education shouldn’t be a secret, so we make sure every student has the information and guidance they need to succeed in high school, college, and beyond. We achieve these goals through academic mentoring, family engagement, as well as through workshops such as QuickStart to College and Financial Literacy (FAFSA/WASFA) events.

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Emergency Shelter Options for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Link: https://cob.org/services/housing/homeless/shelter-resources
Phone: (360) 778-8000
Address: 1530 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225

Emergency Shelters and Day Centers
The City of Bellingham partners with and/or provides funding to several organizations that provide emergency overnight shelter and day center accommodations for people experiencing homelessness.

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Ferndale Community Resource Cooperative (FCSC)

FCSC Website: https://ferndalecsc.org/
FCSC Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Ferndale-Community-Resource-Center-143316425749446/
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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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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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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Rental assistance with the Bellingham Housing Authority (BHA)

(360) 676-6887
208 Unity Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

The Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8) is a rent subsidy program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Bellingham Housing Authority (BHA). This voucher based program is designed to assist lower income families, disabled individuals, and the elderly to find well-maintained housing in the private market in a location of their choosing, at a price they can afford.

Households generally pay private landlords no more than 40% of their income for rent and utilities. The household must agree to abide by rules and regulations in order to remain in compliance with the program and keep their rental assistance. Bellingham Housing Authority pays directly to the landlord the remainder of the rent over the resident’s portion, subject to Fair Market Rate caps. All subsidized units must meet HUD’s basic Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and are inspected regularly.

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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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COVID-19 Funeral Assistance – FEMA

Website: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance

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:
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline

844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

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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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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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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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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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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.
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
The East Whatcom Regional Resource Center (EWRRC) is open to everyone. Feel free to stop by and get support if you need it. In extreme cold weather, if you are safer to stay home please do stay home!
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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Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
1-855-265-4038

U.S. Department of Education
FedLoan Servicing
P.O. Box 69184
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9184

If you are employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or not-for-profit organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.

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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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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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Goodwill job training and education programs

https://evergreengoodwill.org/job-training-and-education

(360) 738-0483
1115 E Sunset Dr., Bellingham, WA 98226

Goodwill offers job training and education programs to people in the community, as well as help finding a job. All completely free.
Job Seeker Resources
Adult Basic Education
Career Exploration
Youth Programs
Support Services

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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

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

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

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

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

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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 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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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA Website: https://www.fema.gov/
Washington Severe Storms, Flooding: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635

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Whatcom County Weather (Randy Small)

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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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.

06/09/2022, , , , , , , , , disaster-resources emergency-resources weather-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.
https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=SEW

06/09/2022, , , , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
WA Alert & Warning Notifications for Extreme Weather events

https://mil.wa.gov/alerts

The Washington State Emergency Management Division offers various local options for you to be quickly alerted to floods, wildfires, and more.

06/09/2022, , , , , , , , disaster-resources emergency-resources weather-flood-resources
Northwest Youth Services

https://www.nwys.org/

Northwest Youth Services is a non-profit organization serving young people ages 13-24 experiencing homelessness in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

We support youth in identifying goals and building the skills necessary to reach their own sense of stability.

Northwest Youth Services offers housing, street outreach, help finding a job or enrolling in school, connection to mental health services, support for LGBTQ youth, restorative justice for juvenile respondents, and referrals to other services in the community.

05/20/2022, , disaster-resources emergency-resources
Get Ready For An Emergency

https://doh.wa.gov/emergencies/be-prepared-be-safe/get-ready
Emergency events in our state range from earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions to more common events such as flooding, windstorms or disease outbreaks. Now is a good time to get ready for whatever might happen.

  • Have an emergency kit
  • Make a plan with your family
  • Get involved in your community

Washington State Department of Health offers practical advice to ensure you are prepared.

05/05/2022, disaster-resources emergency-resources
CLEAR Hotline

https://nwjustice.org/clear-hotline
1-888-201-1014
401 Second Avenue S, Suite 407
Seattle, WA 98104

CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral) is a toll-free legal hotline for people with low incomes.

Outside of King County, call the CLEAR Hotline at 1-888-201-1014 weekdays between 9:15 am – 12:15 pm.

In King County call 2-1-1. 2 1 1 is open weekdays 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. 2 1 1 will identify and refer you to the appropriate legal aid provider.

Seniors (age 60 and over) can also call CLEAR*Sr at 1-888-387-7111 (statewide)

Facing Eviction? Call 1-855-657-8387

Facing Foreclosure? Call 1-800-606-4819

Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired callers can call CLEAR or 2 1 1 (or toll-free 1-877-211-9274) using the relay service of their choice.

2 1 1 and CLEAR will provide interpreters.

05/05/2022, disaster-resources legal-resources
CPR Training – American Red Cross

https://www.redcross.org/local/washington/take-a-class/cpr
Washington CPR classes and first aid training opportunities are available in dozens of locations throughout the state, making it easy to find one that will suit your schedule. Learn more about our classes and find out how to get certified locally.

After successfully completing your CPR training in Washington your certification will be good for two years. In order to help you maintain your certification, we offer abbreviated CPR and first aid renewal classes not only allow you to stay up to date on the latest techniques, but once complete they allow you to extend your certification by two additional years.

05/05/2022, , disaster-resources emergency-resources
Dementia Legal Planning

https://www.probonocouncil.org/dementia-legal-planning
1239 120th Ave NE, Suite J
Bellevue, WA 98005

If you are a Washington State resident and need help navigating the completion of dementia legal documents, you may be able to connect with a legal professional who will guide you through them. Attorneys can help talk through:

  • Powers of attorney for finances and health care
  • Health care directives
  • Dementia directive form

This program serves those who are 60 and over, people living with dementia of any age, or those under 60 with a family history of dementia.

05/05/2022, , disaster-resources legal-resources
Whatcom Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program

http://www.whatcomready.org/cert/
360-778-7163
311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham, Washington

The Whatcom CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area, and trains them in basic disaster response skills.  CERT members are prepared to safely and efficiently assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

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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.

Applications must be submitted by May 3, 2022.

General Timeline:

• April 15th – May 3rd, 11:59 PM: Portal for applications is open.
• Incomplete applications will not be considered after the window to apply closes.
 Early May: Notification of grant awards.
• By May 20th: Funds will be dispersed to successful grantees.

04/21/2022, , , disaster-resources emergency-resources weather-flood-resources
Northwest Justice Project

https://nwjustice.org/home
401 Second Avenue S, Suite 407
Seattle, WA 98104

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) provides free legal assistance to address fundamental human needs such as housing, family safety, income security, health care, education, and more. Our work challenges structural and racial inequities to promote the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families and communities across Washington State. Learn about NJP’s racial justice commitments.

04/08/2022, disaster-resources legal-resources
Washington LawHelp

https://www.washingtonlawhelp.org/

Self-help resources for many legal topics:
Family
House & Apartment
Work / Farmworker Rights
Personal Safety
Money & Debt
Planning Ahead / Seniors
Civil Rights / LGBTQ+
Emergencies & Disasters
Health
Immigration
Native American Issues
Public Benefits
Re-Entry, Criminal Records, LFO/Fines
Veterans
Youth Law & Education

04/08/2022, disaster-resources legal-resources
Tax Support 2022

https://www.whatcomabc.org/money-management/taxes/
One stop source for a number of resources in Whatcom County providing tax support. Tax Hotline: Call 360-746-0100 Mon. – Fri. 8am – 4:30pm or email taxes@oppco.org. Scheduling information for volunteer tax return preparation support for eligible households making less than $66,000/year. Information about how to file your own taxes online by utilizing free tax software.

03/14/2022, , , disaster-resources financial-resources
Get Your Refund

https://www.getyourrefund.org/en
This free service partners with IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites to provide tax filing assistance to families earning less than $66,000 a year.

03/14/2022, disaster-resources financial-resources
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – Whatcom Community College

https://www.whatcom.edu/about-the-college/business-community-partnerships/volunteer-income-tax-assistance-2
310 W Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226
WCC students and community volunteers offer free tax assistance on -campus in person, from February 7 to April 15, 2022.

03/14/2022, disaster-resources financial-resources
IRS Forms, Instructions & Publications

https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions
Most income tax materials can be downloaded using the form and publication search on this Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website.

03/14/2022, , disaster-resources financial-resources
Whatcom County Exemption and Tax Relief Programs

https://whatcomcounty.us/3406/Exemptions-Tax-Relief
“Information from Whatcom County about
-tax relief programs for senior citizens and people with disabilities
-Limited Income Deferral – postpone payment of your property taxes or special assessment
-Destroyed Property – If your property is damaged or destroyed, you may be eligible for a reduction in your assessed value
-Home Improvement – Improvements to a single family residence may apply for a 3-year exemption from taxes on the value of the physical improvement”

03/14/2022, , , , disaster-resources financial-resources
COVID-19 Community Levels by County from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html
CDC tool to know your COVID-19 Community Level.

02/28/2022, , , disaster-resources health-covid-resources
Whatcom County COVID-19 Information

https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3329/Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19
Provides news and information on Covid-19 Data, Vaccines, Testing, Exposure, and Health Care Providers.

https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3388/COVID-19-Testing
Offers information and scheduling options for individuals with exposure/symptoms or in need or testing for travel.

https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3530/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information
Regularly updated list of pop-up vaccine clinics for all ages along with a list of regular providers of COVID vaccines.

01/19/2022, , , , , , , disaster-resources health-covid-resources
Scheduling your COVID-19 vaccination or booster

Website: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/

Everyone 5 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot.

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, , , , , disaster-resources health-covid-resources
CDC: What to do if you have COVID-19

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

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, , , , , , , disaster-resources health-covid-resources
TestDirectly: Drive-Through SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) PCR Testing

Website: https://www.testdirectly.com/patient/home

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, , , disaster-resources health-covid-resources
ArriveCan form to Enter Canada

Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html

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.
The mobile app is free and is available in English, French and Spanish (displayed in the language of your device).

01/19/2022, , disaster-resources health-covid-resources
Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests from US Postal Service (USPS)

Website: https://special.usps.com/testkits

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
One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
Orders will ship free starting in late January

01/18/2022, , disaster-resources health-covid-resources
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

12/26/2021, , , , , disaster-resources emergency-resources weather-flood-resources
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.

12/26/2021, , , , , , , disaster-resources emergency-resources weather-flood-resources
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.

12/26/2021, , , , , disaster-resources emergency-resources weather-flood-resources
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.

12/26/2021, , , , , , , , , , , disaster-resources emergency-resources weather-flood-resources
Whatcom County Government Flood Response Information

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

12/02/2021, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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.

12/02/2021, , , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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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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.

12/01/2021, , , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
Lummi Nation Communications (Facebook)

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

11/28/2021, , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
Nooksack Indian Tribe Communications (Facebook)

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

11/28/2021, , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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.

11/28/2021, , , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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.

11/24/2021, , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/20/2021, , , , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/19/2021, , , , , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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.

11/19/2021, , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/18/2021, , , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/18/2021, , , , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/18/2021, , , , , , , , , , disaster-resources weather-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
Disaster Assistance: (800) 621-FEMA
Email: floodsmart@fema.dhs.gov

11/18/2021, , , , , , , , disaster-resources weather-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, , , , disaster-resources weather-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.
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/after.html

11/17/2021, , , weather-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
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/cleanup/facts.html

11/17/2021, , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/17/2021, , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/17/2021, disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/17/2021, , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/17/2021, , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/17/2021, , , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/17/2021, , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/17/2021, , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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/

11/17/2021, , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/17/2021, , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/16/2021, , , , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/16/2021, , , , , disaster-resources weather-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, , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
Flood Damage Cleanup

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

11/16/2021, , , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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

11/16/2021, , , disaster-resources weather-flood-resources
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 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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