Whatcom emergency officials want damage reports from county residents

Published on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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If the recent ice and snow storms have caused any property damage in Whatcom County, Whatcom Unified Emergency Management (WUEM) officials want to know about it.

Emergency management officials are asking for anyone who has experienced storm-induced property damage, excluding vehicle collisions, to report the extent of the damage to them, according to a WUEM press release. Residents with storm-damaged property are urged to call 360/676-6681, leave a name and telephone number and describe the damage when a WUEM official calls back.

WUEM cannot make reimbursements available to property owners at this time, but the information gleaned will provide a gauge of the kinds of damage snow storms can cause in Whatcom County. The collected information will also be used to substantiate aide requests to the state and federal government.

For more information, contact Lieutenant Rick Sucee at 360/-676-8444 or visit the WUEM’s website here.


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