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Sheriff - Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Posted on: April 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] April 6, 2021 Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Did you know? Hypothermia can occur anytime of the year. With more outdoor activity on the horizon, now is the time to refamiliarize yourself hypothermia and other situations which can challenge even the more experienced outdoors person.

Active Incidents

COVID-19 - The “Proclamation of Emergency” signed by the Whatcom County Executive concerning COVID-19 remains in effect. The U.S. and Canada have extended an order closing their shared border to nonessential traffic until at least April 21, 2021

Advisories, Watches and Warnings 

A "Small Craft Advisory" will be in effect from 2:00pm Wednesday to 6:00am Thursday morning for south winds 15-25 knots.

Whatcom County Weather

Inland Weather

No major concerns are expected through Wednesday, although there will be a light freeze in spots tonight. Dry weather is expected through Tuesday and most of Tuesday night with temperatures remaining above freezing in most spots tonight and Tuesday night. A few areas in the E could see temperatures falling near freezing tonight, but no concerns are expected, as roads should remain several degrees above the air. Occasional light rain is expected late Tuesday night and through Wednesday with steadier rain for far eastern parts of the area.

Rivers and Streams

Flows within the rivers and streams of Whatcom County are normal with no likelihood of flooding. 

Whatcom County Coastal Weather

Onshore flow will continue today with high  pressure offshore and lower pressure inland. A frontal system  will move through the area Wednesday and Wednesday night. Another  frontal system will move through Friday and Friday night. High  pressure will build over the waters Saturday. Winds today: SE 5-15 knots; wind waves two feet or less. Winds tonight:  SW 10-20 knots; wind waves one to three feet. Winds Wednesday: SW 10-20 knots becoming S 15-25 knots in the afternoon; wind waves two to four feet.


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Emergency Management Tips and Reminders

April Is Financial Preparedness Month

Whatcom County residents at all income levels have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster or other emergency. In these stressful times, having access to personal financial, insurance, medical and other records is crucial for starting the recovery process quickly and efficiently.

  1. Gather financial and critical personal, household and medical information.
  2. Consider saving money in an emergency savings account that could be used in any crisis. Keep a small amount of cash at home in a safe place. It is important to have small bills on hand because ATMs and credit cards may not work during a disaster when you need to purchase necessary supplies, fuel or food.
  3. Obtain property (homeowners or renters), health and life insurance if you do not have them. Not all insurance policies are the same. Review your policy to make sure the amount and types of coverage you have meets the requirements for all possible hazards. Homeowners insurance does not typically cover flooding, so you may need to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.
  4. For more helpful financial preparedness tips, download the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) to get started planning today.

There is also a wealth of information on financial preparedness on Ready.Gov.  You can also contact the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management at 360.676.6681 for additional information.


Washington State residents are directed to wear a face covering while at any indoor public space and any outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live with you. You can find more info about face coverings and other protective actions on the Whatcom County Health Department Website.

These Daily Briefings on Incidents, Advisories, Watches and Warnings, current weather and Emergency Management tips are published Monday through Friday, as well as during times of increased awareness or actual events.

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