DEPT. of EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
May 24, 2013 @ 1203pm
Update on Alternate Routes:
The preferred route from the South is via Best Road (MAP), and those coming from the North may use the usual route at Exit 230, or avoid congestion by going through Bow (MAP). Both routes are scenic and connect directly with Highway 20 that leads right to the ferry.
May 24, 2013 @ 0545am
RE: I-5 Bridge Collapse Re-routing Updates
Please use the DEM Facebook and Twitter pages as resources for most up to the minute reports on re-routing info. This is a fluid situation and recommendations are expected to change with time.
DEM is actively seeking traveler reports with following info:
1. Route taken
2. Time added to "normal" travel time
Please post these updates to Twitter or Comment on most recent Facebook post with info.
As of 2011, all islanders are encouraged to enroll in the Islands Emergency Alert System. This is a tool that enables emergency responders to send out email, text message, and home phone notices to islanders in a critical emergency. No Spam. This tool will only be used to pass on critical information in major emergencies. Examples might be a wildfire, tsunami warning, or other sudden major event. It will not be used for weather related warnings, unless the event is sudden and significant in nature.
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In addition, there are several 3rd-party email lists that may be worth signing up for:
- MyStateUSA provides county specific updates and warnings specifically related to weather.