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Seattle Animal Shelter reminds pet owners to protect pets from the heat – leave animals at home while attending Hempfest this weekend

With warm temperatures expected for the annual Hempfest celebration this weekend, the Seattle Animal Shelter is reminding pet owners to exercise good judgment and leave pets at home. Pets, besides service animals, are not allowed at Hempfest. According to the festival’s website, there is no safe place to leave or secure your pet at the […]

AlertSeattle Launches for Seattle Residents

The City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management has launched a new emergency alerting system called Alert Seattle. Residents can sign up for the free system which will send you customized alerts by: · Text message · Email · Voice Message · Facebook · Twitter This […]

City of Seattle Debuts Public Emergency Alert and Notification System, AlertSeattle

Be on the lookout on August 4 as Seattle police officers, firefighters and emergency management staff begin spreading the word about AlertSeattle, a new, real-time emergency alert and notification system. With AlertSeattle in place, Seattle now has a way to send out messages to the public with information on what… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Channel story on AlertSeattle

When there’s an emergency, it’s always comforting to know help is just a phone call away with 911. But what if dispatchers contacted you instead to warn you about a natural disaster or other emergency? The City of Seattle is doing just that with a program called ‘AlertSeattle’. Brian Callanan… [ Keep reading ]

AlertSeattle emergency notification system to go live August 1

The City is launching a new alert and warning notification system called AlertSeattle on August 1. Once the AlertSeattle system is live, you will be able to register your contact information to receive official city alerts via text message, email and voice message. In addition to emergency alerts, you can… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Animal Shelter urges pet owners to keep pets safe during hot weather

Summer is almost here, and with it comes outdoor fun and family trips, but for pets it could also bring about safety hazards unbeknownst to pet parents. With temperatures forecasted to remain in the high 70s and low 80s this week, the Seattle Animal Shelter reminds pet owners to exercise good judgment and use common […]

May Day: 2015 Edition

Tomorrow is May Day, which means you only have 10 more days to plan something nice for Mother’s Day. Also, you’ll see a large crowd winding its way through the Central District and downtown Seattle during the afternoon and evening as part of the 14th Annual May Day March for Worker and Immigrant Rights, organized by El […]

May Day: 2015 Edition

Tomorrow is May Day, which means you only have 10 more days to plan something nice for Mother’s Day. Also, you’ll see a large crowd winding its way through the Central District and downtown Seattle during the afternoon and evening as part of the 14th Annual May Day March for… [ Keep reading ]

With windstorm predicted, are you ready?

With a windstorm predicted for Thursday, is your family ready. Take winter by storm with these tips: • Make sure storm drains are clear of leaves and debris to prevent flooding in your neighborhood. Clear with a rake or broom (only if it’s safe). Don’t put grass clippings, leaves, or other debris into drains, ditches, […]

With windstorm predicted, are you ready?

With a windstorm predicted for Thursday, is your family ready. Take winter by storm with these tips: • Make sure storm drains are clear of leaves and debris to prevent flooding in your neighborhood. Clear with a rake or broom (only if it’s safe). Don’t put grass clippings, leaves, or… [ Keep reading ]

Expected route map for Solidarity March and Rally

This morning’s Ferguson Solidarity March and Rally, organized by the Seattle King County NAACP and United Black Clergy, will begin at noon at the Mount Calvary Christian Center which is located at 1412 23rd Ave. The City of Seattle is helping to facilitate a peaceful march. The march is expected… [ Keep reading ]

Keep the Chill Out! Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

Each winter, homes are damaged due to water pipes that freeze and burst. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself from the mess, money and headaches of burst frozen pipes Before the Cold Hits Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces, basement and attic. Exposed pipes are more… [ Keep reading ]

Keep the Chill Out! Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

Each winter, homes are damaged due to water pipes that freeze and burst. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself from the mess, money and headaches of burst frozen pipes Before the Cold Hits Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces, basement and attic. Exposed pipes are more susceptible to freezing. The more […]

Prevent Flooding in Your Neighborhood – Adopt Your Drain

Don’t let fall rainstorms flood your street. Help clear your local storm drain of leaves and other debris by adopting your local storm drain. Every autumn Seattle Public Utilities faces a big job keeping storm drains clear – there are over 80,000 of them around the city! Remember to clear your drain only if it […]

Prevent Flooding in Your Neighborhood – Adopt Your Drain

Don’t let fall rainstorms flood your street. Help clear your local storm drain of leaves and other debris by adopting your local storm drain. Every autumn Seattle Public Utilities faces a big job keeping storm drains clear – there are over 80,000 of them around the city! Remember to clear… [ Keep reading ]

Landslide season arrives in Seattle

With more than an inch of rainfall forecast for Seattle over the next two days, the city is expected to cross the official U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) landslide threshold for the first time this year. “Historically, the end of October is the start of landslide season,” said Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) meteorologist James Rufo-Hill, who […]

Landslide season arrives in Seattle

With more than an inch of rainfall forecast for Seattle over the next two days, the city is expected to cross the official U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) landslide threshold for the first time this year. “Historically, the end of October is the start of landslide season,” said Seattle Public Utilities… [ Keep reading ]

Sandbags Available from Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) offers a limited number of free, filled sandbags during the fall months to households or business owners in flood-prone areas. If you’ve had or almost had flooding, consider using sandbags. Sandbags don’t seal out water, but can help redirect the flow of water and protect property from debris. Sandbags must be […]

Sandbags Available from Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) offers a limited number of free, filled sandbags during the fall months to households or business owners in flood-prone areas. If you’ve had or almost had flooding, consider using sandbags. Sandbags don’t seal out water, but can help redirect the flow of water and protect property… [ Keep reading ]

Crews restore power to most windstorm outage customers

Crews working through Saturday night and Sunday have restored power to all but 803 customers who lost power during the Oct. 25-26 windstorm. The customers who remain without power are likely connected to smaller side lines. These lines involve fewer buildings and are often the hardest to repair. We estimate that crews will restore these […]

Crews restore power to most windstorm outage customers

Crews working through Saturday night and Sunday have restored power to all but 803 customers who lost power during the Oct. 25-26 windstorm. The customers who remain without power are likely connected to smaller side lines. These lines involve fewer buildings and are often the hardest to repair. We estimate that crews will restore these […]

Windstorm knocks out power to thousands

More than 51,000 customers are without power after the arrival of the first big windstorm of the season. The first outages began before 6 p.m. and picked up the pace after 8 p.m., with large outages in Shoreline, Wedgewood, and South Seattle. As of 10:30 p.m. the number of new outages had started to slow. […]

Rain in the forecast. Clear drains and prevent flooding.

With rain in the forecast, flooding can occur on your street. Help clear your local storm drain of leaves and other debris to keep the water flowing. Every autumn Seattle Public Utilities faces a big job keeping storm drains clear – there are over 70,000 of them around the city! Remember to clear your drain […]

Rain in the forecast. Clear drains and prevent flooding.

With rain in the forecast, flooding can occur on your street. Help clear your local storm drain of leaves and other debris to keep the water flowing. Every autumn Seattle Public Utilities faces a big job keeping storm drains clear – there are over 70,000 of them around the city!… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light, Snohomish PUD Ready to Take Winter By Storm

Are you ready for whatever stormy conditions Mother Nature may bring to the Pacific Northwest in the coming months? That was the challenge recently posed to Andrew Brown and his family by Seattle City Light and the other partners in the annual Take Winter By Storm campaign.

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… [ Keep reading ]

Riding transit to the Seahawks season opener? Plan plenty of travel time

King County Metro Transit Sept. 3, 2014 Metro Transit advises fans and commuters to plan ahead as tens of thousands of people head to downtown Seattle Thursday, Sept. 4, to cheer on the champion Seahawks in their football season opener and attend a pre-game concert. Riders should allow plenty of travel time or revise travel […]

Update: Seattle celebrates the opening of NFL football seasonPlan ahead for traffic delays

It’s just one day away—the National Football League season opener and celebration in Seattle will take place on Thursday, Sept. 4 at CenturyLink Field. Thousands of fans will converge in the Pioneer Square and stadium areas for the event. Allow extra time: Whether you are headed to the event, or just wanting to travel through […]

Traffic Alert: Seahawks, Pharrell Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Soundgarden’s Superunknown With Concert, Football Game

If you’re planning on attending or fleeing Thursday’s Seahawks game/Soundgarden and Pharrell kickoff concert at Centurylink Field, make sure you have a game plan to get to and from downtown! The Seahawks game, pre-game concert and other NFL events around Centurylink Field are expected to draw tens of thousands of people into downtown Thursday, likely creating significant traffic impacts […]

Traffic Alert: Seahawks, Pharell Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Soundgarden’s Superunknown With Concert, Football Game

If you’re planning on attending or fleeing Thursday’s Seahawks game/Soundgarden and Pharrell kickoff concert at Centurylink Field, make sure you have a game plan to get to and from downtown! The Seahawks game, pre-game concert and other NFL events around Centurylink Field are expected to draw tens of thousands of people into downtown Thursday,… [ Keep reading ]