Unique Somerset Hazards
Somerset’s location relative to population centers and our elevation creates unique conditions regarding emergency situations and responses.
Fact: There is one emergency responder (police officer, firefighter or EMT) for every 2000 people in King County. It has been well understood for some time that if our region is hit with a widespread emergency or disaster, Somerset residents may not receive emergency services for days or weeks. Emergency personnel will focus strained resources on areas with high population densities (schools, apartment buildings and malls) in order to perform their mandate of providing the greatest good for the greatest number of people. We need to be prepared to support ourselves and each other in the hours, days and weeks following a widespread event.
Power Outages and Downed Power Lines
The more people reporting a power outage in our neighborhood, the better the City and PSE can assess, and restore power. Do not assume PSE knows that power is out.
Download PSE’s mobile status and reporting app to your device.
Review PSE's downed power lines safety information