Alerts

Voice of Vashon’s Alert System gives you the information you need when an emergency strikes the island. Power outages. Storm warnings. Earthquakes. Road closures. Even disruptions in ferry service. Our volunteer crew is on the job 24-7, monitoring regional information sources, posting bulletins and taking to the airwaves to let you know what’s happening on Vashon and what you need to do to take care of yourself and your family.

“I’d like to thank Voice of Vashon for keeping the island informed and up to date with important news and other information. You’ve saved me from waiting on a canceled PO Boat, driving on a closed road and helped me be prepared for inclimate weather more times than I can count!” ~ Grace

Learn more about the VoV Alert System.

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  • Ferry Vehicle Reservation System

    Saturday October 18, 2014 3:34 pm

    Here is a message from the Washington State Ferries: ALL ROUTES: Our VRS – Vehicle Reservation System is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will be posted as they become available. This message was posted at 4:35 pm, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, and will be updated as needed. Voice of ...
  • Get the Facts on Ebola

    Saturday October 18, 2014 8:12 am

    Here’s a message from King County Public Health: The risk of an Ebola outbreak in King County is extremely low. While the recent cases in Texas have raised public concern, our local healthcare system is working hard to make sure that staff are trained to quickly identify and isolate anyone who potentially has Ebola, and ensure ...
  • Ferry Alert: Faunt/Va/SW – Plan for possible reduced capacity beginning 10/18

    Thursday October 16, 2014 6:19 pm

    Here is a message from the Washington State Ferries: Starting Saturday, Oct. 18 through Tuesday, Oct. 21, customers travelling on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route are advised to prepare for longer than usual wait times due to a possible vessel downsizing and a two-boat schedule. The temporary downsizing and 2-boat schedule may be needed in order to maintain ...
  • Recall of Kidde Smoke Alarms

    Monday October 6, 2014 11:19 am

    Vashon Island Fire and Rescue Announcement Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. (“Kidde”) in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall to replace certain Kidde AC/DC smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. A copy of the joint recall announcement can be seen by clicking here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Kidde-Recalls-Smoke-and-Combination-SmokeCO-Alarms/ Kidde has sent ...