Sign up for VASHON Emergency Alerts

Get the latest information in our weekly newsletter and emergency alerts from VashonBePrepared, run through the Voice of Vashon's email service, covering urgent news including:

  • Ferry delays and cancellations,
  • Inclement weather updates,
  • Emergency services (family and pet reunification, shelter locations, food and water availability after an earthquake or other serious event),
  • Water outages,
  • Accident, traffic and road reports


Earthquake & Weather & Tsunami Alerts

Pacific NW Earthquake Alerts

Our local Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) works in conjunction with the USGS to offer this free Earthquake Notification Service

Tsunami Alerts

The National Weather Service offers an links to alerting systems for bad weather as well as tsunamis.

Residents/Businesses should also consider purchasing an All Hazard Weather Radio. Tsunami Warnings (among other alerts) are transmitted over these weather radio frequencies. Detail are at:

ALERT King County

ALERT King County is a regional public information and notification service offered by King County Emergency Management. ALERT King County helps you stay informed about potential hazards and threats that impact your area.


 AlertSeattle AlertSeattle is the City of Seattle's official emergency alert system. Sign up to start receiving text, email, and phone alerts during emergencies near your home, work, school, and more. 

Sign up for alerts



Pierce County Alerts

Pierce County ALERT is a free service that allows you to sign up and receive notifications about emergencies that may affect the locations you care about. 

Sign up online or call (253) 798-6595.




Transportation Alerts

Washington State Ferry Alerts

The Voice of Vashon Emergency Alerts includes some ferry alerts, but you can sign up directly with WA DOT at:

The WSDOT and Ferry Friend iOS or Android Apps allow phone alerts as well.  

Sign Up for King County Alerts

King County Alerts allows email or text notifications for the King County Water Taxi, Metro Bus routes, Vashon roads, and many other options.

Sign up for alerts page on King County's website

Enter your email address or phone number and choose which alerts you would like to receive. 

The Road Alerts offers information about roads in unincorporated King County  - just Vashon alerts or all areas covering road construction projects, significant weather-related road closures and natural disasters.

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