The Federal Emergency Management Agency says preparedness is everyone’s job. Preparedness is not just for government agencies, but all sectors of society. Service providers, businesses, civic and volunteer groups, industry associations and neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen should plan ahead for disaster. During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own.
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Three recreational inner-tubers – including a 10-year-old boy – who fell into the Nooksack River were saved in a multi-agency rescue operation Monday night, July 24, west of Everson. Video courtesy of Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.
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Callan Phillips, of Paul, Idaho, spent 20 years restoring classic cars, vintage trucks and sedans. He died in 2013, and it's time for his family to sell the collection. The eclectic and well-cared for vehicles will be at auction at the end of August.
Whatcom County Prosecutor David S. McCahran reads the probable cause to hold Mark Redwine in jail during his first appearance in Whatcom Superior Court in Bellingham Tuesday, July 24, 2017. Redwine is wanted in Colorado in connection with the murder of his son 13-year-old son Dylan.
A pipe and drum band made up of firefighters from several departments from around the state lead the procession into Northwest Washington Fairgrounds for Lynden Fire Chief Robert Spinner on Saturday, July 22, in Lynden.
Kenneth Bruce Davis, presents himself as defense counsel during a case in Whatcom County District Court. He is charged with two felonies for acting as an attorney when he did not have a license to practice law.
Jill Levenson was excited to see a bear in her backyard near Bellingham Tuesday, July 18, 2017. The bear, who destroyed a suet feeder and climbed a tree with his lunch, is believed to be the bird food-loving bear nicknamed Barkley Bear who raided Barkley neighborhood bird feeders earlier this summer.