Be informed, sign up for PC Alert
The fires in East Pierce County remind us of the importance of being connected, so when an emergency strikes, we're informed.
Don't wait for an emergency to connect to Pierce County's emergency alert system.
Through PC Alert, residents sign up to receive notifications about emergencies that affect the areas/locations they care about. The service is free, and people select what information they want to receive and their geographical areas.
When severe weather hits, flooding occurs, or unexpected road closures arise, the county's emergency management system will send out time-sensitive messages. Alerts are also used for missing person bulletins and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.
Alerts can be received via home, mobile or business phone, email address, text message, and more. Users can receive alerts on up to 10 different devices. Users only receive alerts for the communities they choose and will not receive alerts for areas that don't affect them.
Read more on the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management website. Text pcalert to 888777 or sign up here.