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OEM – Emergency Preparedness

Alert Seattle: Attend the Seattle Home Fair virtually on 10/14 and in-person on 10/21. For more information visit https://www.seattle.gov/sdci/about-us/stay-connected/seattle-home-fairs.

Firefighters extinguish apartment fire on 2nd Ave.

SEATTLE – On Sept. 5 at 9:17 a.m., Seattle’s Fire Alarm Center received 911 calls reporting a fire in a low-rise apartment building at the 2100 block of 2nd Ave. When firefighters arrived on scene, they reported black smoke showing from the structure and a working fire on floor 1. Crews… [ Keep reading ]

Firefighters keep house fire from spreading to nearby brush and home in North Seattle

SEATTLE – Just after 4 p.m. on Sept. 4, firefighters responded to the 2000 block of NE 130th St. for a fire in a residence. Upon arrival, the detached garage was fully engulfed in flames and the fire had already spread to the single-story house. Crews fought the fire defensively… [ Keep reading ]

Sourdough Fire Updates

UPDATE August 27: State Route 20 closed. State Route 20 North Cascade Highway is currently closed at Newhalem from milepost 120 to milepost 171 due to multiple wildfires in the area. There is no ETA for reopening. As WSDOT said the last few days, unexp…

OEM – Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality Guidance

Alert Seattle: An AIR QUALITY ALERT is in effect for Seattle until 12PM Monday. Monitor local conditions, and go to seattle.gov/smoke for safety info.

Updated: Sourdough Fire Likely to Burn for Many More Weeks

UPDATED: State Route 20 North Cascades Highway is open between Newhalem (milepost 120) and Silver Star campground (milepost 171). From 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., a pilot car will escort travelers along a 4-mile stretch of highway from Rainy Pass (milepost…

Excessive Heat Warning for Seattle until 8/16 at 11:00 PM

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Seattle until Wednesday, August 16 at 11:00 pm. Information about this Warning and other advisories for our area can be found at weather.gov/sew. Daytime high temperatures over 90 degrees and warmer than average overnight temperatures over a period of several… [ Keep reading ]

Updated: Sourdough Fire continues to burn near City Light’s Skagit Hydroelectric project

UPDATE: State Route 20 is closed, effective immediately, beyond Newhalem between Milepost 120 and Milepost 146 due to fire activity. Real-time alerts on road conditions and open/close status can be found here. The Sourdough Fire is currently 1,710 acre…

Seattle City Light providing assistance as Sourdough wildfire continues to grow

Seattle City Light is assisting in efforts to control the spread of the Sourdough wildfire in the North Cascades National Park Complex adjacent to its Skagit Hydroelectric Project near the towns of Diablo and Newhalem. The fire began Saturday, July 29,…

SFD-Smoke Advisory

Alert Seattle: Fire in a vacant warehouse at 10th Ave S. & S. King St.. Please avoid the area. Close your windows and doors due to smoke.

High Tide Alert: January 23-25 (English, Español, ភាសាខ្មែរ , Tiếng Việt)

High tides and wet weather increase the risk of flooding and sewer backups in South Park. King Tides (very high tides) are expected next week, Monday through Wednesday morning. The City of Seattle will be on the ground monitoring the situation.

Winter Storm: High Winds and Flooding due to King Tides and Rainfall

A series of winter storms will impact Seattle this week, and there is a potential for significant impacts including power outages, flooding, tree damage, and road closures.

Winter Weather: Snow, Ice, and Severe Cold Impact Seattle This Week; Emergency Shelters Available (Updated 12/22)

The City of Seattle is tracking this week’s cold weather system and preparing to activate additional services as needed. This blog post will be updated with the latest information on places for people to get indoors and out of the cold, keeping critical infrastructure open, changes to City services, and tips to stay warm and safe.

City of Seattle Prepares for Winter Weather (Updated 11/30)

The City of Seattle is tracking this week’s cold weather system and preparing to activate additional services as needed. This blog post will be updated with the latest information on places for people to get indoors and out of the cold, keeping critical infrastructure open, changes to City services, and tips to stay warm and safe. 

Active Incident At Ingraham HS – 11/8

SPD on scene at Ingraham HS. Situation stabilized but active and ongoing. Avoid the area. More information is available at twitter.com/SeattlePD

2022-11-8 Ingraham HS Active Incident

Alert Seattle: Alert Seattle: SPD on scene at Ingraham HS. Situation stabilized but active and ongoing. Avoid the area. More information available at: twitter.com/SeattlePD

Major Traffic Disruption: VP Harris Visit 10/25 – 10/26

Alert from Seattle DOT: Please be aware of possible travel delays and detours during Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit. Details are available at bit.ly/vp-harris-visit. Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit Seattle this Tuesday and Wednesday (October 25-26). During vice presidential visits, the U.S. Secret Service has the authority… [ Keep reading ]

Wildfire Smoke Alert: Unhealthy Air Quality

Wildfire smoke will cause the air quality to rise to UNHEALTHY for everyone levels near active fires, including the new fire in east King County. At this time, other areas in the Puget Sound region are expected to be UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS or worse. Take steps to reduce your… [ Keep reading ]

Wildfire Smoke Alert: Unhealthy Air Quality

Wildfire smoke is continuing to move into the Seattle area. Air quality is now Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups in most areas and Unhealthy for everyone in some areas. While the forecast has smoke decreasing later this week, air quality may change frequently throughout the day, and may be different from… [ Keep reading ]

Wildfire Smoke Alert: Unhealthy Air Quality

Wildfire smoke continues to move into the Seattle area Saturday, September 10. A new fire, the Bolt Creek Fire near Skykomish, is sending additional smoke to Seattle. Air quality is now Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups in most areas and Unhealthy for everyone in some areas. Español | 繁體中文 | 简体中文… [ Keep reading ]

Wildfire Smoke is Impacting Air Quality

Updated information is available for Saturday, September 10. Click here for the latest alert. Wildfire smoke is blowing into our region, causing air quality impacts. Air quality may be unhealthy for sensitive groups Friday and Saturday. Air quality is expected to improve Sunday or Monday. When air quality is unhealthy… [ Keep reading ]

Excessive Heat Warning Update

Alert Seattle: Heat Warning extended through Sunday 7/31. Cooling centers are available this weekend: https://alert.seattle.gov/2022/07/25/heat-wave-july-2022

SDOT-Traffic-Major-Disruption Update

AlertSeattle (SDOT): UPDATE Westbound lanes on Highland Park Way SW & West Marginal Way SW reopened to traffic.

SFD-Safety

AlertSeattle: fire at the 1000 blk of S. Jackson St. continues to generate smoke. Close windows and doors to avoid smoke exposure.

Heat Wave July 2022: Alert 1

AlertSeattle: A Heat Advisory is in effect July 26-29. Heat safety tips and cooling center information: https://alert.seattle.gov/2022/07/25/heat-wave-july-2022

Excessive Heat Warning: Cooling Centers Open, Heat Safety Information (Updated 7/29)

Last updated: July 29, 2022 11:00 AM The National Weather Service has extended an Excessive Heat Warning for Seattle through Sunday, 7/31. High temperatures in the low-to-mid 90s and low temperatures in the mid-to-high 60s will continue through the weekend, allowing for little overnight cooling. Extreme heat can cause illness… [ Keep reading ]

COVID-19 Update – February 26 – March 11, 2022

AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Subscribers – This alert provides new and updated information and links to City of Seattle programs and services for residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also contains helpful city, county, state and federal resources. SEATTLE NEWS City of Seattle Announces New Vaccination Strategies Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation… [ Keep reading ]

COVID-19 Update: February 12 – February 25, 2022

AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Subscribers – This alert provides new and updated information and links to City of Seattle programs and services for residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also contains helpful city, county, state and federal resources. SEATTLE NEWS City of Seattle Announces New Vaccination Strategies Eviction Moratorium Will Expire… [ Keep reading ]

COVID-19 Update: January 29 – February 11, 2022

AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Subscribers – This alert provides new and updated information and links to City of Seattle programs and services for residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also contains helpful city, county, state and federal resources. SEATTLE NEWS City of Seattle Announces New Vaccination Strategies Eviction Moratorium Will Expire at the End of February GOVERNOR’S OFFICE,… [ Keep reading ]

COVID-19 Update – January 15 – 28, 2022

AlertSeattle: COVID-19 Subscribers – This alert provides new and updated information and links to City of Seattle programs and services for residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also contains helpful city, county, state and federal resources.      SEATTLE NEWS Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces New COVID Testing Site and Expanded Options GOVERNOR’S OFFICE, WA STATE DEPARTMENTS, AND KING… [ Keep reading ]