Gov. Inslee promises help for Whatcom flood recovery and fight against climate change

Gov. Jay Inslee promised to “aggressively” seek federal aid for Whatcom County and other areas devastated by flooding from a Pineapple Express storm that inundated communities across Western Washington. Speaking at a flooded Whatcom Transportation Authority commuter parking lot in Ferndale on Wednesday evening, Nov. 17 — with a half-dozen cars in water to their rocker panels behind him — Inslee said he spoke with the mayors of Everson and Sumas and was astonished at the devastation he saw.