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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: November 15, 2011

Contact: Doug Bear
Kitsap County Public Communications Manager
360.337.5777 or

No: 2011-096


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 Twitter.

To sign up for KENS go to the County’s homepage ( 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 ( and have updates posted to their personal news feed. To follow the Twitter feed go to the County’s Twitter page ( and click the “Follow” icon.

Winter storm updates are also posted to the County’s Inclement Weather page ( 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 added.

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Last Updated: 
May 27, 2014