There is a new service available for residents who want to receive alerts when there may be an emergency in their area.
Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, in coordination with the county’s 911 Call Centers including SNOCOM Dispatch Center, has recently opened public enrollment countywide. The City of Mountlake Terrace and other emergency response providers will use the alert system to warn people quickly when hazardous weather or other emergencies may affect the local area. Residents and businesses may elect to receive alerts by e-mail or text message. The alert system allows individuals without landline phone service to link their address and cell phone to receive notifications affecting their registered location. Emergency information is simultaneously posted on the website when an alert is issued. Those enrolled can receive a text message or email when they are away from home.
Click here to enroll in the emergency alert system sponsored by MyStateUSA.