Snohomish County Residents Kept Informed With AlertSense During Tragic Mudslides

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Snohomish County Residents Kept Informed With AlertSense During Tragic Mudslides

On March 22, 2014, an entire mountain became a fast moving mudslide and covered nearly 50 homes and killed 43 people in a neighborhood just east of Oso, Washington. The Snohomish County Office of Emergency Management used the AlertSense emergency mass notification system to help notify and alert residents about the mudslide.

The AlertSense Emergency Notification System, is a robust mass notification platform that is used by the State of Washington and many counties and cities in the Puget Sound area, including Snohomish County. The Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management uses the system to notify residents during emergencies like the Oso mudslides, as well as, child abductions, floods, severe accidents, etc. The Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management has also used the system for several years to communicate regional alerts and emergency information to key responders that are a part of the County staff.

“We found the AlertSense mass emergency notification system very easy to use at the very time we needed it,” said John Pennington, the Director of Emergency Management for Snohomish County. In addition, Pennington noted “the AlertSense system has been found to be very helpful and reliable in alerting Snohomish County residents to various emergencies throughout the years.”

“We are extremely proud to have been selected by Snohomish County to help them notify residents regarding various emergencies,” said Von Hansen, President and CEO of AlertSense. “The Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management is one of the most forward thinking and innovative emergency management agencies in the nation,” added Hansen.

AlertSense is an award winning emergency mass notification provider based in Boise, Idaho. The AlertSense platform helps public entities, private businesses, and other organizations notify their citizens, employees, and others about emergencies near or on their properties or areas of influence. With customers from coast to coast, AlertSense provides fast, dedicated, and reliable service to states, counties, cities, utilities, schools and more.