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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Read about the record breaking rainfall that has caused flooding and significant closures across Whatcom County. 

Also this week, we remember Axel Acosta, a Western student who was one of the nine people to lose their lives at the Astroworld Music Festival on November 5. 

Off Campus

Two cars sit abandoned and submerged several feet deep in a parking lot in downtown Fairhaven at noon on Nov 15. The cars were also submerged from rainfall the night before.

Record rainfall and flooding sweeps Whatcom County

Heavy rainfall and strong gales plague Bellingham and surrounding cities, forcing road and school closures as multiple areas suffer flooding around the county. Western’s campus remained open, but may close tomorrow depending on conditions.

Sumas, in northern Whatcom County, is experiencing major flooding in its downtown with ongoing water rescue operations and residents sheltering...

Read more about flooding on The Front

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On Campus
Axel Acosta, 21, poses with an axe at Bullseye in Kennewick, Wash. Acosta was one of the nine victims to lose their lives at the Astroworld Music Festival in Houston, Texas on Nov. 5, 2021.

Remembering Axel Acosta

Loving, adventurous and fun. These were some of the words used by Joel Acosta to describe his brother, Axel Acosta.

Axel was one of the nine people to lose their lives during Travis Scott’s performance at the Astroworld Music Festival last Friday...

Read more about Axel Acosta on The Front

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