Skagit and Whatcom county resources
Update 1/19/21: FEMA assistance – residents in Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties as well the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe and Quileute Tribe affected by Nov. 13-15 flooding and mudslides may now be eligible for FEMA assistance
Our hearts go out to our Whatcom and Skagit county neighbors who’ve been impacted by recent severe flooding.
As part of our efforts to support recovery in these communities, we’ve compiled this page to share resources for Skagit and Whatcom residents and for community members anywhere who want to support the recovery efforts.
For Skagit and Whatcom County Residents
Local resource and contact directories
- Public Resources Available After a Disasteropens PDF file by Skagit Public Health
- Flood Relief 2021 – with links to request help, report damage, find cleanup events, and more by Whatcom Strong Emergency Response
- Flood Recovery Resources by Whatcom County Library System
Food and shelter
- Find Temporary Shelter by American Red Cross – NW Region
- Disaster Food Stamp Program by WA Department of Social and Health Services
Health and safety guidance
- Returning Home After a Flood by Skagit County Public Health
- Swift Creek and Sumas River Flooding & Asbestos Fact Sheet by Whatcom County Health Department
- Precautions Before, During, and After a Flood by WA Department of Health
Support for farms
- Farm flood recovery assistance contacts by Sustainable Connections
- Vendors of Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets may be eligible for relief funds by Good Farmer Fund
For People Who’d Like to Help
Contributions can be made to the following organizations if you are interested and able to offer support.
- Donate to the Lhaq’temish People of the Lummi Nation (the original inhabitants of the northernmost coast of WA and southern British Columbia) by Lhaq’temish Foundation
- Donate to the Whatcom Resilience Fund (Individual donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $115,000) by Whatcom Community Foundation
- Volunteer your time and skills to support recovery by Whatcom Strong Emergency Response
- Search a list of donation opportunities in Whatcom by Sustainable Connections
Special thanks to all who are supporting recovery in the Skagit and Whatcom areas, including the groups listed above as well as local Community Health Centers: Unity Care NW, Sea Mar, Community Health Center of Snohomish County, and Peninsula Community Health Services.