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Whatcom to buy, lift flood-damaged properties through FEMA grant

More than $12M expense approved by county council

Water floods the street in front of Sumas Elementary School during the November 2021 floods. Thousands of properties were damaged across the region
Water floods the street in front of Sumas Elementary School during the November 2021 floods. Thousands of properties were damaged across the region (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter
Almost 18 months after floods ravaged rural Whatcom County, more than $12 million in federal funds w

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