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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Hanford's Joe Gauthier wins the 4A boys 100 meters in a time of 10.46 seconds. Hanford's Lele Williams (Lane 6) and Nyenuchi Okemgbo (Lane 5) finish second and third in the 4A girls 300 hurdles. The Kamiakin girls finish second in the 4x200 relay in a time of 1:43.21. Kennewick's Johan Correa places second in the boys 3A 800 meters in a time of 1:54.73, which is a personal best and school record.
Marching bands, fire trucks and horses, as well as law enforcement vehicles, dance troupes, clowns, the Bellingham SeaHawkers and community walking groups entertained the crowd during the 2017 Blossomtime Parade Saturday, May 27th in Bellingham. The parade honored Whatcom Community College's 50th anniversary. The parade tradition began in 1920, was revived in 1947 as the Blossomtime Parade, which changed to the Ski to Sea Grand Parade, and then back to Blossomtime over the years.
Children explore tide pools during low tide at Larrabee State Park on Friday, May 26, near Bellingham. Classes from several Whatcom County schools were at Larrabee State Park on field trips to explore the tide pools. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lists Bellingham as having a midday low tide of -2.6 feet on Friday and -2.8 feet on Saturday which are some of the lowest of the year.
Chelsea and Phil Jackson of Bellingham discuss how they prepared for buying their first home by getting stable jobs, taking a class at the Whatcom Educational Credit Union, securing a loan and finding a real-estate agent they trusted.
Longtime Ski to Sea competitor Brian Flannelly of Bellingham describes some of the submerged dangers on the left channel of the Nooksack River recently. River flow was 5,300 feet per second, or 8.25 feet, about where meteorologists and hydrologists think levels will be on race day. The hazardous approach is marked with poles.
Washington State Department of Ecology Hydrogeologist Cris Matthews, left, talks about the cleanup plan at the site of a former marine fueling business during a public tour of Blaine Marina on Wednesday, May 24. Following the removal of the fuel tanks and buildings the contaminated soil will be excavated and replaced with clean fill. The tour was organized by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Washington State Department of Ecology and Port of Bellingham.