Stay informed about County roads during inclement weather
New services keep
residents informed during winter storms
(Port Orchard) - Kitsap County has several new
services designed to keep residents informed during winter storms. Residents
can subscribe to email or text message updates through the Kitsap Electronic
Notification System, the County’s Facebook page and a new Twitter feed.
“These services let residents stay informed by the best method for them,”
according to Doug Bear, County Public Communications Manager.
The Kitsap Electronic Notification System allows
residents to choose from several options on the type of information they
want, how they want it delivered, and how frequently they want updates.
Subscribers can receive updates by e-mail, text message or sent directly to
their mobile device. Information sent through this system is also posted to
the County’s Facebook page. During storm events road closure and detour
information, facility closures, and other information is also sent via
To sign up for KENS go to the County’s homepage (www.kitsapgov.com)
and click the sign up icon on the top of the right sidebar. From there
residents are prompted for the information needed, then pick from a menu the
subject that interest them. Subscribers manage their profile and can add or
delete subscriptions from their account. On Facebook residents can “Like”
the Kitsap County page (www.facebook.com/kitsapwa)
and have updates posted to their personal news feed. To follow the Twitter
feed go to the County’s Twitter page (www.twitter.com/kitsapwa)
and click the “Follow” icon.
Winter storm updates are also posted to the County’s
Inclement Weather page (www.kitsapgov.com/press/inclement_weather.asp)
or click on the Inclement Weather icon on the County’s homepage. “We hope
this will help the community stay connected during winter weather and
provide information useful to them as they travel during storms,” Bear
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