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Stay connected. With Text Alerts, get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device or email address.

Choose from the following message categories:

  • News - Get breaking news information for our area and around the nation.
  • Daily Weather Forecast - Receive the weather forecast from the First Alert Weather team.
  • Local Sports News/Scores - Stay up-to-date with scores and news from your favorite local teams.
  • Traffic Alerts - Be notified when traffic is backed up in and around Seattle.
  • School Notices/Closings - Be alerted when when your school is closed or delayed due to weather, power outage or other incident.

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Message Groups

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1) News, Sports & Traffic

2) School Districts

2a) Clallam County

2b) Grays Harbor County

2c) Island County

2d) Jefferson County

2e) King County

2f) Kitsap County

2g) Lewis County

2h) Mason County

2i) Pacific County

2j) Pierce County

2k) San Juan County

2l) Skagit County

2m) Snohomish County

2n) Thurston County

2o) Whatcom County

3) Private Schools

3a) Clallam County

3b) Grays Harbor County

3c) Island County

3d) Jefferson County

3e) King County

3f) Kitsap County

3g) Lewis County

3h) Mason County

3i) Pacific County

3j) Pierce County

3k) San Juan County

3l) Skagit County

3m) Snohomish County

3n) Thurston County

3o) Whatcom County

4) Colleges & Universities

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