AlertSeattle: How to sign up for city’s new notification service

The city has opened signups for AlertSeattle, which its announcement describes as “a new, real-time emergency alert and notification system … a way to send out messages to the public with information on what to do when emergencies like earthquakes, explosions, flooding, or other disasters happen,” as well as “community notifications about severe weather, safety, health, utility-service disruptions, major traffic incidents, preparedness events and more.” You can register by going to and creating a profile. Set aside a few minutes before you start – it’s a bit complicated, with numerous optional fields you can (but don’t have to) fill out beyond the basic notification information; it’s linked to Smart911, so you’ll also be asked, for example, if you want to provide information about your household that could be displayed to emergency providers if you call 911 from the phone number you register.

2 Replies to "AlertSeattle: How to sign up for city's new notification service"

  • Elizabeth August 4, 2015 (1:03 pm)

    This is great! I signed up. This will give me some peace of mind!

  • AG August 4, 2015 (3:15 pm)

    Thank you for posting this. Been waiting for smart911 to roll out. I’m thrilled! It’s a huge advantage for those of us who only use a cell phone. I’ve signed up already.

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