Have You Registered for CodeRED??
With the potential for severe weather in the forecast, now is the time to make sure you have a way to receive weather warnings when they are issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). One exellent way is by registering for the citizen notification system called CodeRED. Cherokee County uses CodeRED as an emergency notification service which allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications.
The types of alerts citizens can expect to get after registering with CodeRED would be missing children or missing endangered adults, unexpected road closures due to accidents, evacuation notices, etc. **Residents would also receive notifications directly from NWS of weather WARNINGS specific to our county.**
Citizens can sign up to receive CodeRED notifications at no cost by going the following link:
For citizens with smartphones there is also a free CodeRED app. There are over 3,000 agencies across the United States utilizing CodeRED. If you have the CodeRED app on your phone while traveling and you are in an area where a CodeRED alert is distributed, you will receive the notification on your phone. You can also download the optional weather app so you are alerted when you enter an area where a weather warning has been issued by NWS.
Anyone who wants to receive notifications and does not have internet access or isn’t comfortable using the internet can call Andrea DeCourcey at 678-493-4137 who can assist with registering for CodeRED.
*Frequently Asked Questions about CodeRED can be found by clicking on the word 'Documents' on the gray bar above this story*