Current river predictions show the Nooksack cresting at Cedarville and Ferndale on Friday and again on Sunday night into Monday. At this point it appears to be in the minor flood range. Damage to levee systems may result in greater impacts to the floodplain areas than would typically be experienced at these river levels. Predictions can and do change.
Repairs are underway on the Twinview Levee upstream of the Everson bridge. The Timon Levee on the north side of the river upstream from Lynden breached last week and the Army Corps of Engineers will not be able to close the breach before these next series of storms. This may result in flooding of Timon, Northwood, Hampton and Hannegan Roads and the surrounding area. The exact amount of flooding is difficult to predict at this time. The timing of the flooding could be expected Friday night into Saturday and again Sunday night in to Monday.
Slater Road is likely to close due to flooding before Friday, Nov. 25, because of a breach in the Marine Drive Levee that occurred during the previous storm. A small breach of the Rainbow Slough Levee near Ferndale Road may cause flooding and closure of Ferndale Road and Haxton Road over the weekend.
The Army Corps has been conducting levee repair work since the previous storm.
Now is the time to prepare. If you have not already begun preparations, please do so now. The impacts listed above are based on the current forecasts and model predictions. Predictions can and do change. Please continue to follow trusted sources of information, and beware of rumors and inaccurate information.
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