Sammamish Summer of Safety: Digital Tools to Help You Prepare and Stay Informed

Release Date: July 11, 2019

Your smart phone can be a valuable emergency preparedness tool – registering for local and regional alert services takes only minutes to do and will ensure that you stay informed before, during and after an emergency.

  • ALERT King County – is a Community Mass Notification System that will be used in emergencies to contact residents and businesses through phone messages, text messages and e-mail. To register your cell phone, phone number, and e-mail address simply go to https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/emergency-management/alert-king-county.aspx and click on the link to “Subscribe to ALERT King County”.

 

  • AM 540 – The City broadcasts emergency information on AM 540 radio. Preset the station on your vehicle radios to ensure you can tune in after a disaster for information. Purchase a battery or crank powered radio for your home to ensure that you can tune in during power failures.

 

  • Xfinity Channel 21 on your television will be used to share emergency information for the City of Sammamish and surrounding areas.

 

Additional Digital Tools for Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Use cloud-based storage apps, such as Dropbox, iCloud, or Google Drive, to store copies of vital records.
  • Free smart phone apps offered through organizations such as FEMA or the Red Cross can provide useful information before and after a disaster.
  • My Sammamish Fix-it app is a great way to report damages or needs to the city’s emergency operation team.
  • Puget Sound Energy’s myPSE app is a way to view, report, and track updates of power outages in the area.