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Reporters wait for Gov. Jay Inslee to speak at the flooded Ferndale Station parking lot in Ferndale, Wash., on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. // Photo by Ryan Scott

Governor Jay Inslee visited Whatcom County to talk about the impact and damage the county faced following record rainfall and unprecedented flooding, two days after declaring a severe weather emergency on Nov. 15. 

Visiting Whatcom County for the day, Inslee talked to reporters in front of a flooded parking lot outside the Whatcom Transportation Authority Station in Ferndale. He was joined by Whatcom County Executive Satpal Sidhu and state Rep. Alica Rule. During the press conference, he vowed to “aggressively” seek federal aid to help recovery efforts in Whatcom and other counties. 

Read the full report on Gov. Jay Inslee's visit

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Bella Neff

Bella Neff (she/her) is a third-year student studying journalism and political science, and reporting on city news. You can reach her at

Ryan Scott

Ryan Scott is a third-year Visual Journalism major and city life reporter for The Western Front. When not reporting, Ryan enjoys photography, listening to music, driving, and cooking if he can find the time. You can contact him at 

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