Tested in Whatcom County
In late July, the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District installed ShakeAlert, a pilot system for detecting earthquakes before they occur. This system, designed by the U.S. Geological Survey, has a network of sensors across the West Coast that provide an automatic early alert to help minimize damage and harm in surrounding communities—particularly schools, hospitals, and natural gas facilities.
Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District’s implementation of ShakeAlert was one of the first in the state. Other utilities, schools, and businesses are encouraged to participate in this program created to save lives.
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