Seattle is set to launch its new emergency alert service, which would send messages to the public with information after disasters such as earthquakes, floods, or public violence, a Seattle news release says.
Seattle launched its new emergency-alert service Saturday, which sends information to subscribers after disasters such as earthquakes, floods or public violence, a Seattle news release says.
The free notification system, called AlertSeattle, is available to “anyone who lives, works, travels through or visits Seattle,” according to the release.
“These notifications will improve safety in our city and help inform city residents and visitors of potentially lifesaving actions they may need to take during emergency events,” Mayor Ed Murray said in the release.
People can subscribe to alerts on traffic incidents, weather, and other notifications, too.
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To sign up, visit alert.seattle.gov, where a form asks for an email address, a phone number, and more.