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How to maximize your alert message delivery

Automated alerts are one of many ways to help protect your home, family, or business during a flood. However, in an emergency no one system is foolproof. Therefore, it is important to check multiple sources for information – such as radio, television and the Internet – and use varied methods of delivery for getting information directly – such as voice, text or email.

Other emergency alerting / notification / warning systems

There are multiple emergency alert providers available, depending on where you live, so take advantage of as many as you can. (external links)

USGS WaterAlert
The U.S. Geological Survey WaterAlert service sends e-mail or text messages when certain parameters measured by a USGS data-collection station exceed user-definable thresholds.

National Weather Service - NOAA Weather Radio System

Washington State Department of Transportation: Twitter

King County: ALERT King County

King County Road Alert

City of Renton: Emergency Notification System

For questions about the King County Flood Warning System, please contact Ken Zweig, River and Floodplain Management Section.