Residents encouraged to enroll in emergency alert system

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Mountlake Terrace residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for up-to-date emergency notifications through an emergency management alert system.

Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, in coordination with the county’s 911 Call Centers including SNOCOM Dispatch Center, opened public enrollment in the county’s MyStateUSA Alert Sense System in 2011.

The City and other emergency response providers 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. To sign up, go to www.cityofmlt.com and click on the “Public Alert Sign Up” link on the city’s home page.

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.

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