flood recovery Archives - Salish Current

After disaster strikes, how much is it worth to rebuild?

June 13, 2024
Steph Kwetásel'wet Wood, The Narwhal

In 2021, flooding in the Sumas Valley caused millions in damages. Rebuilding could cost more than twice as much as restoring the region to its natural state.

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After the flood: still rebuilding amid uncertainty, anxiety—and community

November 17, 2022
Kai Uyehara

A year after flooding devastated the Nooksack Valley, survivors continue working to recover from damages, prepare for future flooding—and wait for government funds and solutions.

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Flood survivors face next flood season while awaiting long-term fixes

September 15, 2022
Kai Uyehara

Flood season is coming faster than housing solutions, as recovery from November 2021 flooding continues in Whatcom County.

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photo: Matt Benoit © 2022

Flood recovery continues in Sumas, seven months on

June 24, 2022
Matt Benoit

With both optimism and anxiety about what may lie ahead, Sumas is still in recovery from November’s devastating flooding.

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Devastated after flooding, north Whatcom County moves into recovery mode

December 3, 2021
Salish Current staff

Well over 700 homes have been reported damaged in Whatcom County after the area endured three atmospheric rivers in less than three weeks. While cleanup is underway, the impacts on lives and livelihoods will continue for some time.

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