Three bridges are out, but Bellingham saw some success stories as Pineapple Express hit

Torrents of water from a Pineapple Express rainstorm has irreparably damaged two bridges over Whatcom Creek on the edge of downtown Bellingham, but city parks suffered little long-term damage and recent flood-control efforts in key locations kept roads open and likely saved dozens of homes from flooding, city officials said. Officials from the Public Works and Parks departments described damage from the storm during an online City Council committee hearing Monday afternoon, Nov. 22. “The full extent of damage is not yet known,” Mayor Seth Fleetwood told the council.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 12:21pm