Floods cripple Ferndale food bank right before Thanksgiving

Two delivery vans appear totaled with Thanksgiving less than a week away.

FERNDALE, Wash. — The food stayed dry. The delivery vans did not. 

As the Nooksack River swallowed up much of northern Whatcom County this week, it also spilled into the parking lot of the Ferndale Food Bank. The water measured four feet deep, flooding the engines of the delivery vans at a critical time. 

“This is the most important time of the year. It couldn’t have happened at a worse time,” said food bank Executive Director Evan Anderson. “The first thing that went through my mind was the clients. We have to

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