Pierce County Emergency Management recently sent out notices asking residents to sign up for the county’s free emergency alert system. “If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you,” the county’s website states.

Register by texting PCALERT to 888-777 or online at piercecountywa.gov/ALERT.

Users can sign up to receive notifications about emergencies in up to five locations that are important to them.  More questions? Call 253.798.6595 or consult this fact sheet.