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Sign up to receive emergency alerts and severe weather warnings that could directly impact you and your family.

Register for Alert Sense Community Notifications. Are you prepared? What if there was an emergency near your home? What if you are not at home? What if you only have a cell phone? How will 911 reach you? 

The emergency AlertSense System currently operates in Skagit County using landline telephone numbers from the 911 database. The city is trying to grow the database to include all residents. Many residents are abandoning home telephones and using cellular phones only. However cell phones are NOT automatically registered in the system. If you have cell phone(s), you should register your number and carrier with the system to receive the emergency notifications.

As a citizen, you can decide how you want to be notified of an emergency or public warning in your area. Skagit 911 can alert you on your work cell phone and personal cell phone with either a voice, email, or text message alert. The system is intended to be used for emergency alerts that may have significant impacts to residents. Emergency Alerts could be related to specific hazards that require some kind of action be taken such as evacuation, shelter in place, boil water orders, etc. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive, and demonstrates that this system will not be used for routine information.

When you sign up for AlertSense System, you will be asked to provide your address, preferred method(s) of contact and the zone you would like to receive notifications for. These alerts are provided free of charge, however standard text messaging rates and other charges may apply. Click here to sign up or visit the Skagit 911 website for more information.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times