The City of Seattle, King County, and Pierce County all offer emergency notification systems that are used to send out official, accurate, and timely alerts in the event of a disaster. Whether you are at home, school, work, on the road, or anywhere else in the region, these alert systems may help keep you in the know if an emergency happens near an address you care about. Sign up online and stay informed!
City of Seattle – ALERT Seattle
King County – ALERT King County
Pierce County – Pierce County ALERT
AlertSeattle is the City of Seattle’s official emergency alert and notification system. The City of Seattle uses AlertSeattle to send official, real-time alerts to the public with information about potential life-saving actions they may need to take to keep themselves and their families safe. AlertSeattle is a free service that allows you to sign-up online to receive customized alerts via text message, email, voice message, and on social media (Facebook and Twitter). In addition to emergency alerts, you can also choose to receive customizable community notifications about safety, utility disruptions, major traffic incidents, and more. This service is provided by the City of Seattle at no cost to the public; however, message and data rates may apply. Sign up at alert.seattle.gov today!
How does it work? When an emergency occurs that meets the criteria for sending out an alert to the public, the City’s emergency dispatchers will gather the necessary information and push out an alert to the affected area. Alerts can be sent out city-wide to everyone who has opted-in to the system, or to a specific area or neighborhood for more localized events. By signing up for AlertSeattle, you are taking a large step toward improving your personal safety.