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Video Message from Mayor Hansen

Ferndale Mayor Greg Hansen provides an update on the City’s actions and preparedness planning for the upcoming severe weather, comments on work and efforts the last couple of weeks after the recent flood, and provides suggestions for how you can best prepare yourselves and help your neighbors.

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Mayor Greg Hansen Speaks on Preparedness

Thursday, November 25, 2021

In looking at the developing forecast for heavy rains and a rising river, Mayor Greg Hansen issued a statement today, “City staff and Public Works crews are on standby today and in the days to follow with all available resources ready to respond if river levels make this necessary.  I encourage individuals to also do what they can to prepare themselves and to help their neighbors.  If you are within a flood area, be prepared to secure your vehicles and belongings. Ferndale residents can also help by cleaning leaves and other debris from around the storm drains near your home.  Please check on your neighbors.  Watch for road closure notices before leaving home, and be patient with each other as this weather evolves.  We will continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates as they become available through our website and Facebook page.”

2021 Flood Event – Support and Resources

FOOD ASSISTANCE AND DONATIONS

MIRACLE FOOD NETWORK

http://www.miraclefoodnetwork.org/

https://www.facebook.com/MiracleFoodNetwork

info@miraclefoodnetwork.org

The Miracle Food Network is located at 5611 Third Avenue, Ferndale (in Pioneer Center) and will accept food donations, either fresh or shelf stable items, between 10am and 1pm Monday through Friday.

CLEANUP ASSISTANCE AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

FERNDALE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

(360) 380-2200

https://www.facebook.com/FerndaleCommunityResourceCenter

coordinator@ferndalecsc.org

http://ferndalecsc.org/resource-center

The Ferndale Community Resource Center is coordinating volunteer efforts and donations right here in Ferndale. If you need help or can provide help, please visit their facebook page or call (360) 380-2200 and leave a message so they can connect you to the correct resource.  They will also be coordinating efforts with Samaratins Purse, a non-profit organization that may be able to assist in the cleanup of structures.

WHATCOM COUNTY DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

(360) 788-5311

https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3827/Flood-Response-Information

The Whatcom County Division of Emergency Management is collecting contact information from those who need assistance and is also collecting information and reports of storm and flood damage. Please call (360) 788-5311 to report storm damage and be sure to leave your name, address and contact information, including phone number.  This information will be used to seek federal disaster relief funds and assistance.

FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Whatcom County Division of Emergency Management is accepting calls from volunteers who wish to aid in cleanup efforts. Please call them at (360) 676-6681 to offer your help. Callers should provide their names, contact information and capability for volunteer efforts (i.e. cleanup, carpenter, electrician, general all-around, etc.).

RECONSTRUCTION AND REBUILDING

CITY OF FERNDALE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

(360) 384-4006

www.cityofferndale.org

If your structure has suffered damage and you are located within Ferndale City limits, please contact the City Community Development.  Director Michael Cerbone can assist you in determining permitting requirements can also assist in determining which permits be fast-tracked.  That telephone number is (360) 384-4006 or email him directly at MichaelCerbone@cityofferndale.org

UNSURE WHO TO CALL?

CITY OF FERNDALE

(360) 384-4006

www.cityofferndale.org

https://www.facebook.com/cityofferndale/

Unsure who to turn to? Please feel free to call City Hall during normal business hours at (360) 384-4006, and we will do our best to assist you.

FERNDALE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

(360) 380-2200

https://www.facebook.com/FerndaleCommunityResourceCenter

coordinator@ferndalecsc.org

http://ferndalecsc.org/resource-center

The Ferndale Community Resource Center is coordinating volunteer efforts and donations right here in Ferndale. If you need help or can provide help, please visit their facebook page or call (360) 380-2200 and leave a message so they can connect you to the correct resource. 

WHATCOM COUNTY DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

(360) 788-5311

https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3827/Flood-Response-Information

The Whatcom County Division of Emergency Management is collecting contact information from those who need assistance and is also collecting information and reports of storm and flood damage. Please call (360) 788-5311 to report storm damage and be sure to leave your name, address and contact information, including phone number.  This information will be used to seek federal disaster relief funds and assistance.

EVACUATION NOTICE

EVACUATION NOTICE

Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Ferndale is STRONGLY encouraging and requesting the voluntary evacuation of all residents and businesses in the area south of Main Street between 4th Avenue and the Nooksack River, effective immediately.  The Nooksack River has not yet reached its crest, and the potential exists for the river to breach the existing levee.  Residents and businesses are encouraged to secure and then evacuate their properties; the City will inform the public when it is safe to return.  All residents outside of the voluntary evacuation area are requested to avoid any unnecessary trips and to stay off the roadways, in order for emergency and first responders to effectively respond to the emergency.

Evacuees should exit to the north and Main Street to leave the area.  Temporary shelter is now available at the Ferndale High School cafeteria, which can be accessed off Golden Eagle Drive or Shuksan Drive from Vista Drive or Washington Street.  More to come on more shelter options as information becomes available.  For questions, please call Ferndale City Hall at (360) 384-4006.

Notice of Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Tuesday, November 9 2021 thru Friday, November 12 2021

Notice of Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Tuesday, November 9th 2021 thru Friday, November 12th, 2021

Vista Drive, between Robyn Drive and Lincoln Drive

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on Vista Drive between Robyn Drive and Lincoln Drive on Tuesday, November 9th thru Friday, November 12th, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Road will remain open during nonworking hours. This work is to complete road improvements associated with a private development project.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Star Park Picnic Shelter Ribbon Cutting – Nov. 3rd, 4:30PM at Star Park

Star Park Picnic Shelter

The City of Ferndale invites you to a ribbon cutting for Ferndale’s newest park amenity on Weds. Nov. 3rd at 4:30PM at Star Park.

This ADA accessible shelter includes unique artistic features that align with Star Park, seating for over 60 people and will be a welcome addition to the greater Pioneer Park.

The ribbon cutting will include brief remarks by Mayor Greg Hansen and light refreshments. The shelter will be open to the public throughout the winter season and available to rent for events in the spring.

Thank you to Gray and Osbourne, The Watershed Company and Oceanside Construction, Inc for all their work on this project.

The City also wishes to thank former Rep. Luanne Van Werven for securing a grant to help make this happen.

For more information or questions, please contact Communication Officer Riley Sweeney at 360-685-2353 or rileysweeney@cityofferndale.org

Notice of Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Thursday, September 30 thru Friday, October 8 2021, 7am-7pm

West Smith Road, between Pacific Highway and Myers Drive

Drivers should prepare for potential delays on West Smith Road, between Pacific Highway and Myers Drive beginning on Thursday, September 30th thru Friday, October 8th, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Work will take place mainly on the shoulder, with potential intermittent pausing of traffic. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic if needed. Road will remain open. This work is associated with a private development project.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Statewide Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags Begins Oct. 1st

The statewide single-use plastic bag ban will take effect October 1, 2021.Plastic bags are a major contaminant in Washington’s recycling centers, waterways, and roadways.

Washington’s Plastic Bag Ban reduces pollution by prohibiting single-use plastic carryout bags and charging a fee for acceptable bags in business establishments.

Consumers are encouraged to bring their own clean, reusable bags for use in stores and restaurants.

Paper bags and reusable plastic bags will be available at some businesses, but prepare to pay at least eight cents per bag for those options. The fee may not be collected from anyone using a voucher or electronic benefits card issued under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women’s Infants and Children (WIC), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Food Assistance Program (FAP).

Visit the Department of Ecology website here for more detailed information.

Notice of Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 7am-7pm

Notice of Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 7am-7pm

LaBounty Drive, between Sunset Avenue and Seahawk Drive

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on LaBounty Drive, between Sunset Avenue and Seahawk Drive on Tuesday, September 21st, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Road will remain open during nonworking hours. This work is to complete road improvements associated with a private development project.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Please see attached for traffic control plan.