Local, state and federal emergency officials are watching closely the events in Japan as this highly dynamic tragedy continues to unfold.
Health and emergency officials at this time say they anticipate no health risks to residents of Washington from damage to nuclear plants in Japan
Check these websites for up-to-date announcements:
Bellingham officials have received word from our friends in Bellingham’s Sister City, Tateyama, that their community was spared earthquake and tsunami damage, though they grieve for their county in the wake of this disaster.
Western Washington University has many connections to Japan, including students studying in Japan and Japanese students studying in Bellingham. For up-to-date news from WWU, including a first-hand account of the earthquake from an alumnus, check the Western Today website.
Events around the world remind us there is a lot we can do to prepare our homes and families for emergencies. Here are some links to get you started:
Published: Mar 14, 2011