Emergency Preparedness

Whatcom County is at risk for a variety of natural hazards, including: earthquake, coastal flooding, river flooding, landslides, liquefaction, tsunami, volcanic eruption and wildfire.  The first step in preparation for any of these disasters is awareness. Learn more about the natural hazards here in Whatcom County and ways to prepare for disasters by clicking on the links below.  

Know Your Natural Hazards   natural hazads map Opens in new window

Explore the Whatcom County Natural Hazards Explorer to learn more about the natural hazards in Whatcom County and identify resources for reducing personal risk from Earthquakes, Flooding-Coastal, Flooding-River, Landslides, Liquefaction, Tsunami, Volcano, and Wildfire. 


All Hazards Preparedness - Prepare in a Year Guide   Complete one activity a month to prepare you and your family for disasters.

See the Prepare in a Year Guide, Para una versión en español, haga clic aquí.Для русской версии нажмите здесь.
This guide will help walk you through 12 important steps for disaster preparedness.


Preparedness Resources links