City of Seattle services experiencing major fiber line outage

SEATTLE (March 8, 2017) – The City of Seattle activated its Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center at 10:30 a.m. to support operations around a major fiber line outage in downtown Seattle. The City has isolated the issue and started repairs. Several City facilities are affected by this outage, including the following. Crews are […] Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center Activated for Snow and Cold Weather Event

SEATTLE (February 7, 2017) – The City of Seattle activated its Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center at 5 a.m. to support operations surrounding the Winter snow and cold weather event in Seattle. Public information officers are available to answer media inquiries at (206) 233-5072. Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center deactivated

SEATTLE (February 6, 2017) – The City of Seattle deactivated its Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center today at 6:10 p.m. The Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center will activate tomorrow morning, Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 5 a.m. to monitor the morning commute and support operations surrounding the winter snow event in Seattle. […] Read more »

City opens emergency overnight, warming shelters

Southwest Community Center in Roxhill will open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. SEATTLE (Feb. 6, 2017) – The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department has coordinated emergency shelter beds to keep additional people from sleeping outside tonight. Additional beds were added to the shelter system already in place, as Seattle faces another night of cold […] Read more »

City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center Activated for Womxn’s March Event

CITY OF SEATTLE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER SEATTLE (January 21, 2017) – The City of Seattle activated its Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center at 10 a.m. to support operations surrounding the Womxn’s March in Seattle. Public information officers are available to answer media inquiries at (206) 233-5072. Read more »

City activating to monitor Inauguration Day events

SEATTLE (January 20, 2017) – The City of Seattle today activated the Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center to coordinate city operations surrounding several Inauguration Day events happening around Seattle. Expect large crowds and delays around the following:   Inauguration Day Student Walkout Rally: Seattle Central College Plaza, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Immigrant […] Read more »

City prepares for potential winter storm

Today, Mayor Ed Murray activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) ahead of a predicted snowstorm that could impact the Seattle area this evening and tomorrow morning. The EOC will manage the City’s response to impacts stemming from the storm. The EOC will begin operations at 5 p.m. today and will remain open as dictated by […]

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City preparing for storm, encourages residents to take caution this evening

SEATTLE – With high-winds and rain predicted for Seattle and much of the Pacific Northwest Saturday evening and Sunday morning, the City of Seattle is advising residents to take precautions at home and when traveling. Residents should defer traveling during the storm, avoid and report downed power lines and trees, and be cautious near areas experiencing flooding.     The National Weather […]

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City encourages residents to prepare for weekend weather

With high-winds and rain predicted for Seattle and much of the Pacific Northwest this weekend, it is recommended that residents take extra precautions at home and when out. Residents should defer traveling during the storm, avoid and report downed power lines and trees, and be cautious near areas experiencing flooding. Latest modeling shows a chance for […]

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Seattle cooling shelter locations announced ahead of heat wave

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Seattle and surrounding areas from Thursday afternoon through late Saturday night. The City of Seattle is providing information and public spaces that may be used by residents to stay cool in the high temperatures. Stay hydrated Drink plenty of water. Have a beverage with […] Read more »

Seattle Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center deactivated at 5:45 p.m.

The Seattle Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center have deactivated after the NFL 2014/2015 Opening Festivities. Fans are reminded to have patience getting home as transit systems and roads are likely to be busier than usual. Thanks to the 12s for being safe and loud and GO HAWKS! Members of the press should contact […] Read more »

City of Seattle Opens Emergency Center for Seahawks Kickoff 2014/15

The City of Seattle activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Joint Information Center (JIC) in support of the Seahawks season opener. Please direct all media inquiries to the JIC using 206-233-5072. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:40 p.m. and Gates for the free pre-game Soundgarden and Pharrell Williams concert open at 2 p.m. and gates […] Read more »

NFL Kickoff 2014-15 starts today!

Seahawks spirit is in full force  in Seattle today as the NFL kicks off the 2014-15 season with festivities throughout the day and tonight’s Seahawks-Packers game. Let’s show the rest of the nation how safe and LOUD Seattle can be. Pioneer Square and downtown Seattle will be packed with fans for concerts and the game […] Read more »

City to provide free drop-in activities at community centers for some public school students in event of school strike

20 community centers to serve students on free and reduced lunch from Kindergarten to 8th Grade The City of Seattle today announced it will open and staff drop-in activities at 20 designated community centers for Seattle Public Schools students on free and reduced lunch from Kindergarten to 8th Grade if a strike delays the opening […] Read more »