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Sheriff - Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Posted on: April 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Summer-like temps can lead to overexertion as you go from Winter to Spring routines. Ease into your new regimen to avoid strains, sprains and fractures. Temperatures today - low to mid-60s. Could be some 70s by Th or F and into the weekend

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" in effect from noon today to 8:00pm this evening for north winds 15-25 knots.

Environment Canada issued a "Strong Wind Warning" for northwest winds 20-25 knots later this afternoon decreasing to 15-20 knots latee this evening.

Whatcom County Weather

Inland Weather

We are looking for clear skies for the next several days at least.  Temperatures reach the mid to upper 60s on Wednesday with some occasional breezy winds with gusts up to 20mph.  Overnight temperatures will not drop below 40 Wednesday night and winds become lighter. Thursday will see temperatures rise further and will be around 70 degrees. As we look towards the weekend, both Saturday and Sunday look to be clear as well with highs around 70 degrees..

Rivers and Streams

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

Whatcom County Coastal Weather

Northerly offshore flow will continue today, before turning more easterly Thursday through Saturday.  WIND:   Today:  NW 5-15 knots becoming 10-20 knots in the afternoon; wind waves 1-3'. Tonight: NW wind 10-20 knots becoming 5-15 knots after midnight; wind waves 1-3'.  TomorrowN wind 5to 10 knots becoming NW in the afternoon; wind waves 1' or less.

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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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