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Sheriff - Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Posted on: April 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Emergency Management Daily Briefing

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

Dry weather continues through Wednesday under mostly clear skies; no concerns are expected, although NNW winds will be breezy during the afternoon/early evening hours in most spots and there will be a light freeze in spots tonight.  Expect gusts up to 25-30 mph Tuesday afternoon and gusts up to 20-25 mph on Wednesday afternoon.  Temperatures will be remaining above freezing each night with warm temperatures expected each afternoon.  Look for temperatures today reaching the low to mid-60s with some gust northwest winds.  Tonight will see lows near 40 degrees. Tomorrow's high will once again be in the low to mid-60s.

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Rivers and Streams

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

Whatcom County Coastal Weather

Offshore Northerly offshore flow will continue this wee, turning a bit more easterly Thursday through Saturday.   WIND:   Today:  N 10-20 knots becoming NW 15-25 knots in the afternoon; wind waves building to 2-4'.   Tonight: NW wind 15-25 knots easing to 5-15 knots after midnight; wind waves subsiding to 2' or less after midnight.  TomorrowN wind 5-15 knots becoming NW 10-20 knots in the afternoon; wind waves 1-3'.

Tides For Cherry Point





Date

Time
High Tide
Low Tide
April 13, 2021
0042
4.11
April 13, 2021
06248.18
April 13, 2021
1311
0.51
April 13, 2021
20088.00
April 14, 20210121
4.84
April 14, 2021
06397.96
April 14, 2021
1339
0.04
April 14, 2021
20558.21


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.

COVID-19

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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