Flood Watch issued for Skagit and Whatcom County : Bellingham Metro News

Date: 2021-11-27 06:34:46

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The National Weather Service out of Seattle has issued a Flood Watch for Skagit and Whatcom County just a week after the previous catastrophic flooding the displaced hundreds and left one dead in Whatcom County, WA.

The cities listed in the Flood Watch included Bellingham, Burlington, Sedro Woolley, Anacortes and Mount Vernon. Although not listed, Sumas and Everson near the Canadian border has seen significant rainfall as of Thanksgiving day.

The warning also stated that the reason behind the alert was due to “excessive rain fall,” which would effect the areas of both Skagit and Whatcom Counties.

The report said that the warning was issued for late night on November 25th through Saturday Morning on November 27th.

The warning also stated that the impacts would be a “Excessive run-off” may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying and “flood prone” locations.

Heavy rains in the cascades will cause a sharp rises on area rivers tonight with flooding possible Friday and Friday night.

For precautions, the National Weather Service stated that you need to make sure to monitor weather forecasts and to be alert for additional flood warnings. And those living in “flood-prone” areas should take actions immediately if a flood should develop.

In a recent video posted by Sumas resident Timothy Demerjian, he recorded the Johnson Creek at Cherry Street in Sumas, he stated at around 10:00 PM that “Everything looks pretty good” and “I don’t think we will have anything to worry about for quite a number of hours, if not days, hopefully that is the case, I would hate to see this go back up again” and “I think everybody rest assured, we are going to have a goodnight.”

Video of Johnson Creek at Cherry Street in Sumas WA on November 25th at 10:00 PM
Flood Warning issued by National Weather Service of Seattle

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