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Seattle’s new mobile website

The Seattle Alerts Blog is a great way to get up to date information on developing situations in Seattle. The City is working hard to deliver information to constituents in many convenient ways.

Alerts and Safety features

Alerts and safety features

Last week, Mayor McGinn announced the launch of, a new mobile portal to city services and information. The site takes advantage of technology available on mobile devices including geographic awareness and can be accessed on any iPhone, Android, or Windows phone or tablet. includes live feeds from the Seattle Channel, maps of city services and an abundance of other information, including several features that help provide up to date information and alerts in a mobile format.

City Light Outage Map

Good news.

The City Light Outage map shows where customers are experiencing outages. This helps City Light direct its response to any problems, and it makes it easier for residents to get current information in the event that they lose power.

911/Police Reports Maps

These tools provide map of recent 911 incidents and police reports, which can be sorted by type.


Seattle RainWatch provides a forecast from the University of Washington of estimated rainfall in the next hour.

Winter Weather Response Map

The Winter Weather Response Map displays information about road crews’ response to winter weather near your location. The map can display the routes for response crews along with information on which streets have been plowed in the last 3, 6, and 12 hours. The map also makes it possible to see live images of road conditions from SDOT’s traffic cameras.

The City is seeking feedback from users on how we can improve these tools. If you have had a chance to review, please take a few minutes to let us know what you think. Either way, you can add a bookmark to the website on your mobile device so it’s there when you need it.