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 Tuesday afternoon through Friday night. The City of Seattle is preparing public spaces to be used by residents to stay cool, as well as tips to stay safe during periods of high heat. Stay hydrated and check on vulnerable […]

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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 »

Utility bill payment to be available online during Labor Day weekend

Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light customers will be able to make utility bill payments online, including ebilling, while maintenance work affecting the City’s data center is being completed from August 31 to September 4. The only feature that will be unavailable to customers during this time is the ability to confirm that their […] Read more »

(Updated Friday 8/31) City of Seattle Partial Data Center Shutdown – Anticipated Impacts to Online Applications

City of Seattle Partial Data Center Shutdown Anticipated Impacts to Online Applications Updated as of August 31, 2012 Timeline Recent work on the electrical system has increased alternate power to the data center, lessening the impacts on the City’s online applications. The electrical maintenance work on the Data Center’s primary power source will proceed as […] Read more »