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Sheriff - Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Posted on: April 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Thursday, April 15, 2021 Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Beautiful weather right through the weekend. Sunny days with clear to mostly clear evenings. Temperatures hovering around 70s for highs and mid to upper 40s for lows. Advice? Take advantage of the nice weather.

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 

No advisories, watches or warnings for our area.

Whatcom County Weather

Inland Weather

Dry weather and no road concerns is in the forecast for the next couple of days. Sunny skies during the day with more clear skies at night is expected and temperatures will become warm for Thursday and Friday. There will be no overnight freeze threat. All in all, a dry and calm couple of days in store with increasing daytime high temperatures.  Temperatures over the next several days will be around 70 or a little above for highs and lows in the mid to upper 40s.  Winds will generally stay under 10mph.

Rivers and Streams

Flows within the rivers and streams of Whatcom County are normal with no likelihood of flooding. The warmer temperatures will lead to a little more snowmelt draining into the river so the water will be running pretty cold. If you have any plans to be in or around the river, remember hypothermia and its affect on the body.

Whatcom County Coastal Weather

Surface high pressure will remain centered to  the north of the area with thermally induced low pressure  deepening over Western Oregon into this weekend for light offshore  flow. Onshore flow is expected to develop early next week.  WIND:   Today:  N wind 5-15 knots becoming NW in the afternoon; wind waves 2' or less.  Tonight: NW wind 10 knots becoming light; wind waves 1' or less.   TomorrowNE wind to 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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