Flood damage inspectors from the Emergency Management Division of the Washington State Military Department will be in Whatcom’s impacted areas Monday to Wednesday, Nov. 22-24, according to a Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office news release.
“This is the critical first step in the normal protocol of formally assessing the level of damage and the dollar impact. There will be two local/state teams made up of three individuals from the state and two from local governments. The teams will gather data to determine the level of impact to help justify the request for an Individual Assistance Declaration from Federal Emergency Management Agency,” according to the county statement.
The inspectors will validate and confirm information collected by the communities and evaluate additional damages. For individuals impacted by the flood, debris is being collected daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3010 Halverstick Road, according to a Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office news release Sunday, Nov. 21.
Donations to help those affected by flooding are being accepted through Whatcom Community Foundation’s Resilience Fund. Contribute to the Resilience Fund online here.