WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — High tide arrived in strength today, Tuesday, December 27th, aided by King Tide heights, pushed by southerly winds and wrecking havoc in low-lying Birch Bay and Sandy Point areas. It may do it again tomorrow according to forecasters in the Seattle office of the National Weather Service.
A coastal flood advisory has been issued for Whatcom County from 8am to 1pm tomorrow due to the 10am high tide (10.1 foot at Cherry Point) being pushed by expected westerly winds. Minor coastal flooding can be expected.
If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. National Weather Service coastal flood advisory statement (December 27, 2022)
The American Red Cross has established a temporary shelter for those displaced as a result of the impacts of the weather at the Cordata Presbyterian Church, 400 Meadowbrook Court, in Bellingham. Additional information is available by calling 800-733-2767.