Emergency Preparedness

Find sources of news and learn how to prepare for emergencies.

American Red Cross
American Red Cross of Northwest Washington serves Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan counties and Whidbey Island.

Bellingham Public Schools – News
News and announcements of emergencies, closures due to weather, and more.

City of Bellingham Police – News
Police news and events.

City IQ Online Map Viewer
Search Bellingham-area property information to find location of utility services and more for emergency planning.

Division of Emergency Management – Whatcom County
Emergency management services for all of unincorporated Whatcom County and the cities of Lynden, Ferndale, Blaine, Sumas, Everson, and Nooksack.

FEMA
News and educational resources from the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

KGMI
Local news and talk from Cascade Radio Group.

U.S. Geological Survey – News
News on natural hazards, climate, and energy.

WhatcomReady.org
Whatcom Unified Emergency Management’s site for preparedness and response coordination.