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Posted on: February 7, 2020

County Will Hold Community "After the Flood" Meeting on Saturday February 8th

The Whatcom County communities of Sumas, Everson, Nooksack, Lynden, Marietta, and Lummi Nation were significantly impacted by the “Super Bowl Flood”. To that end, an “After the Flood” public information meeting has been scheduled for this coming Saturday, February 8th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Nooksack Valley High School, 3326 East Badger Road, Everson, WA 98247. 

During this meeting, residents and businesses will hear from key officials working on recovery, including Port Economic Development Director Don Goldberg, Whatcom County Executive Sidhu, Congresswoman Susan DelBene, Washington Governors Office, Whatcom County Public Works, Whatcom County Planning and Development Services, Whatcom County Assessor’s Office and the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office.  Topics to be covered include:

A Flood Overview and Recap
Business, Roads, Infrastructure & Residential Impacts
Debris Management 
Understanding Flood Damage and the Planning Permit Process
Possible Disaster related Tax Relief
Questions and Answers

Homes and businesses have been seriously damaged and flood destruction is wide spread in many areas.  At one point flooded roads halted access to Sumas, and many roads remain impacted.  As the cleanup continues, and recovery moves forward, Whatcom County recognizes that the effects from the flood have real consequences for the people and businesses in the area.

This meeting has been organized by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management and people with questions may contact the office during regular business hours at (360) 676-6681.

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