Whatcomin briefEmergency preparedness infoon display in county stores

Published on Thu, Apr 5, 2007
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Whatcom in brief

Emergency preparedness info on display in county stores

The Whatcom County Health Department is teaming up with local grocery stores to help residents prepare for emergencies, such as a pandemic influenza or other types of disasters now until April 10.
Blaine and Birch Bay residents can visit preparedness displays at the following county stores and grocery chains: Albertson’s, Bromley’s Market, Cost Cutter, Dodson’s IGA, Food Pavilion, Fred Meyer, and Haggen.

Displays will inform the public how to assemble emergency food and water supplies. Stores will display a two-week food supply and provide food storage tips along with a list of shelf-stable foods. Residents can then “take the first step” to gather a two-week supply of food and water for each family member.

In addition, 45-gallon water storage containers will be raffled off at some store locations.

For more information, visit www.co.whatcom.wa.us/dem.

Drayton Harbor road closed for repairs until further notice

County crews have closed a section of Drayton Harbor Road for repairs at least until Friday.

County officials said more than 60 feet of roadway between Semiahmoo Parkway and Schintaffer Road was washed out by severe weather last month. In the meantime, traffic will be detoured by Lincoln and Schintaffer roads.

For more information, call the county public works department at 676-6730 or visit www.co.whatcom.wa.us/publicworks.

Easter dinner benefits Lighthouse Mission

The Lighthouse Mission Ministries will host a free dinner to Bellingham’s low-income and homeless from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 8.

Volunteers for the organization will serve a traditional meal of baked ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, and salad as well as desserts and beverages.

Lighthouse Mission Ministries is located at 910 West Holly Street in Bellingham and can be reached by calling 360/733-5120. Their web site is www.thelighthousemission.org.

Walks explore Whatcom County’s diversity
A series of interpretive walks hosted by Whatcom County Parks and Recreation will showcase the diverse landscapes of Whatcom County from saltwater shores to the slopes of Mount Baker

The series begins with a 2-mile trip along Chuckanut Bay from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Fee is $2. Meet at the Chuckanut trailhead parking lot.

All walks are moderately paced on well-maintained trails and are guided by an interpreter and all ages are welcome, although children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 733-2900.

By Tara Nelson