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Community meetings scheduled to explain flood recovery assistance, processes involved

View over Ferndale looking south during mid-November flood event (November 16, 2021). Photo courtesy of Larry McCarter

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — 2 community meetings have been scheduled for Whatcom County residents impacted by the mid-November 2021 flooding events. The purpose of the meetings is to explain various available flood recovery resources and explain the processes involved to receive this assistance.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington State Division of Emergency Management will be in attendance along with local elected officials and volunteer members from the Long-Term Recovery Group (formerly known as Whatcom Strong).

Topics to be covered include:

  • Available assistance programs and aid and how to apply
  • Options after receiving an initial denial letter
  • Timeline and expectations for receiving aid or assistance
  • Additional assistance for unmet needs

FEMA will have teams on-site at both meetings to help people apply for individual assistance.

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A meeting will be held Friday evening for residents of the Nooksack Valley, and another will be held Saturday for west Whatcom County residents. The details for the 2 scheduled meetings are as follows.

  • Friday, January 28th from 6pm to 8pm at Nooksack Valley High School, 3326 E Badger Road in Everson
  • Saturday, January 29th from 10am to 12pm at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center, 2007 Cherry Street in Ferndale
Community meeting locations

A Spanish translator will be available at resource tables at both locations.

Virtual attendance will be available using the following credentials for logging in via Zoom.

Nooksack Valley Community Flood Recovery Meeting
Friday, January 28th from 6pm to 8pm
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84344786317?pwd=RGFXYmdvZFp1YTZoRWh1aXV6R212QT09
Meeting ID: 843 4478 6317
Passcode: 031726
Dial-in: (253) 215-8782

Ferndale and West County Community Flood Recovery Meeting
Saturday, January 29th from 10am to 12pm
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83977442434?pwd=TktOZVVmNXo2YWhCd3FNTzhKYXZHQT09
Meeting ID: 839 7744 2434
Passcode: 010838
Dial-in: (253) 215-8782

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One Comment

  1. Michael Dean January 29, 2022

    I was not able to attend the zoom meeting. How do I get any copies of agencies involved and resources available?
    Thank you Michael Dean

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