Stay Informed There are many ways to stay informed about emergency conditions when they occur in our community. Everyone needs to be aware and be prepared for the unexpected. The resources listed and explained below can provide up-to-date information as it occurs.
Emergency Alert System (EAS) EAS is the national warning system in the U.S. designed to alert the public of local weather emergencies such as severe weather and flash floods. These alerts are broadcasted to all types of devices and mediums to people within the affected area depending on the severity of the event. There is no sign-up required.
Jefferson County Emergency Text Alerts Sign up here to receive Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management’s emergency alerts by text on your mobile phone and/or by email.
Urgent (after hours) (360) 344-9779 Request contact with Duty Officer via JeffCom. (Expect call back from DEM Duty Officer within 10 minutes or less.)
Local Radio Stations KPTZ 91.9 FM, KROW 91.1 FM and KIRO 97.3 FM are vital to our communication efforts.
Transportation Alerts The Washington State Department of Transportation has an email subscription service, where you can choose from nearly 200 specialized alerts on traffic conditions, mountain pass reports, and construction updates by region. To subscribe, click here.
Tsunami Sirens There are currently 45 All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) "siren" installations in Washington State with three located in the Port Townsend area. A fourth siren warns our west Jefferson County residents on the Pacific coast. Tsunami sirens are tested every other month on the first Monday of the month at 12:00 noon. Test tones are different than the actual "siren" sound. Click here for more information.