City steps up efforts to prepare for disasters

New measures will increase communication efficiency, community safety

October 24, 2019 - by Mia Steben, Mayor's Office

Consistent with Bellingham's tsunami inundation modeling videos and developed a pedestrian evacuation map. Bellingham residents will now be able to see simulated models of how large tsunami waves are likely to impact our community. These simulations also show how tsunami waves will continue to affect Washington communities for several hours after the earthquake.

Disaster preparedness and business continuity ​​workshop on Nov. 4.

The City of Bellingham encourages the community to be prepared for potential disasters. The Port of Bellingham's Economic Development team and Washington State Emergency Management Division will host a Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity Planning Workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Squalicum Boathouse 2600 North Harbor Loop Dr. This free and public workshop is offered for the local business community and will include step-by-step instruction on continuity planning.  Attendees will be able to sign up for the recently developed state business re-entry program. For more information about this event or to register, visit this web​site.

Media Contact

​Vanessa Blackburn, Communications Director
Mayor's Office
(360) 778-8115

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