ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – Alachua County Emergency Management recently added Weather Warning capabilities to its CodeRED high speed notification system. CodeRED Weather Warning is an opt-in only weather warning product that taps into the National Weather Service’s Storm based warnings. CodeRED Weather Warning automatically alerts affected citizens in the path of severe weather moments after official warnings have been issued. With this new addition of services, residents can sign up to receive warnings for tornados, severe thunderstorms and floods.
David Donnelly, Alachua County Emergency Management Director cautions, "Such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called."
A feature offered by the CodeRED system is the ability for individuals and businesses to create an account and add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database. Alachua County Emergency Management urges all individuals and businesses to visit the CodeRED website (click here to view) and fill in the enrollment information.
Those without internet access or have questions should contact Alachua County Emergency Management at 352-264-6500, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers can be entered as well.
For more information about Alachua County Emergency Management or the CodeRED system, click here or contact David Donnelly at 352-264-6500.