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CodeRED Alert System Now Available

Post Date:02/09/2018 5:32 PM


Coweta County public safety officials are encouraging residents to be better prepared for potential disasters by signing up for CodeRED, a new mass notification system now available.

Emergency Management Director Jay Jones says that while the system is designed to keep residents aware of weather related matters, it will also allow residents to receive notifications including emergency evacuations, shelter-in-place instructions, missing children alerts, tornado warnings and others.

Automated Weather Alerts

Without any human intervention required, CodeRED Weather Warnings deliver advanced notification of severe weather events as soon as a bulletin is issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). The system delivers voice calls, text messages and emails to subscribed users within the direct path of the storm. These messages provide residents the extra time needed to take precautions and save lives. Alert warnings may include tornado, severe thunderstorm, flash flood, tsunami and winter storm warnings.


Geo-Targeted & Relevant Notifications

CodeRED Weather Warning uses a polygon methodology to interpret bulletins issued by the National Weather Service to determine the severity of the warning and the exact areas affected. The system then creates a calling database of all CodeRED Weather Warning subscribers within the projected path of severe weather. Instead of traditional county-based warnings, the system delivers targeted alerts to only those who may be affected, increasing their relevance and reducing false alarms.

The CodeRED warning system is composed of two parts.

CodeRED ONLINE SIGNUP: While creating an account is optional, the account allows you to sign back in and manage/remove/add alerts as well as update your address or phone numbers. It is recommended but not mandatory. The online sign up is for your physical home address. The online signup allows you to receive phone calls/emails/texts (whatever component is selected that you sign up for.)





CodeRED MOBILE APP: The app is based on the GPS on your phone and will alert you for where you currently are at the moment. If you are in another town or county that also has CodeRED you will receive alerts from that town/county on your app.