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Alerts and Updates

Be Informed in Auburn

If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1 right away. For non-emergencies dial 253-852-2121. The Office of Emergency Management does not dispatch emergency responders.

Stay informed before, during, and after emergencies by seeking information from these resources:

Hot Weather Cooling Locations

These locations in Auburn are available for community members to seek relief from high temperatures.

  • The Senior Activity Center is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Visit 808 Ninth Street SE or call 253-931-3016.
  • The Ray of Hope Day Resource Center is open daily to assist persons experiencing homelessness. The Drop-In Center is located at 2806 Auburn Way N, or call 253-833-8925.
  • Overnight relief is available each night at the Sundown Overnight Shelter. The Sundown Shelter is available nightly from 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM. Please call 253-833-8925 for access.
  • The Arcadia Shelter & Drop-In Center is available during the day, Sunday - Saturday from 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM for people ages 12-24 and overnight, Sunday - Saturday from 9:00 PM to 8:00 AM for people ages 18-24. Visit 932 Auburn Way S or call 253-740-7189.

Other Ways to Beat the Heat

Need to cool down? These locations in Auburn have air conditioning:

Take a dip! Auburn has lots of water attractions to help community members stay cool. Learn how to be safe in and around water!

Learn more about staying safe during periods of extreme heat.

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

Both King County and Pierce County have opt-in notification and alert services:

The City uses these systems to send urgent information and alerts to Auburn residents to help them stay informed about potential hazards and threats that impact the community.

Residents should register their physical addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers to receive important safety information. Sign up is free and secure.

Residents living or working near the County line should consider signing up for both systems.

Additional Alert and Warning Services

King County Emergency News - Emergency updates and alerts in King County.

Pierce County Alerts and Notifications - Emergency status and alerts in Pierce County.

King County Flood Alerts - Sign up for free Flood Alerts to stay informed of flood conditions.

National Weather Service Alerts - Receive customized weather-related alerts from the NWS.

AlertSeattle - Work or spend a lot of time in Seattle? Sign up for the City's own  emergency alert system.

Garbage, Recycling & Yard+Food Waste Services - See status of collection services, collection alerts, and report missed collections online.