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Sumas Mayor Christensen details flooding disaster impacts

Sumas Mayor Kyle Christensen speaks during a fundraiser for flood disaster victims (December 11, 2021). Video: Christensen Homes via YouTube
Sumas Mayor Kyle Christensen speaks during a fundraiser for flood disaster victims (December 11, 2021). Video: Christensen Homes via YouTube

SUMAS, Wash. — Sumas Mayor Kyle Christensen detailed some of the impacts from the recent flooding disaster on the residents in Whatcom County.

Key statistics included the following.

  • about 1,200 homes have been impacted
  • many have lost everything
  • many were inundated by 6 feet of floodwaters
  • over 100 people called 911 needing assistance to be evacuated or rescued in a day

Christensen suggested donations to assist those impacted by the flooding be made to the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Resilience Fund.

Graphic provided by Whatcom Community Foundation

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