White County encourages residents to register for CodeRED Warning System

Press Release


WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — White County residents are reminded of the vitality of enrolling in the CodeRED emergency notification system. This system allows the county to alert citizens of emergencies such as, evacuations, severe weather, missing persons and more.

During a recent emergency event, CodeRed was utilized to send notifications to citizens in the area, making hundreds of calls in a matter of minutes. It is imperative that users maintain accurate records in the system. If you change your number or move, you should update your information in CodeRed, to be able to still receive this vital information.

In the event of an emergency, social media is not always updated as timely. CodeRED is the primary way citizens will be notified. The messages will be delivered by phone call, text message or email through the CodeRed system.
To receive Emergency notifications, residents and businesses must first visit White Counties Emergency Notification enrollment page at https://www.whitecountyga.gov/public-safety.

Individuals are encouraged to enter both a cell phone number and email address as well as to select the types of weather warnings they wish to receive. There is also a free download app on the Google Play Store and the App Store.

“The app works similarly to our current CodeRed system.” Said David Murphy, Public Safety Director “If you have the app downloaded and are in an affected area of the alert, a notification will be sent through the app to alert you of the issues.”

CodeRed is just one tool to better prepare yourself and your family for an emergency event.

Last week was National Severe Weather Preparedness week. It stresses the importance of having a plan and being prepared for emergencies. In the event there is a wildfire, like what we have seen this week, and you are forced to evacuate, you would only have minutes to gather what you can and get out of the area.

Visit www.Ready.gov or https://www.whitecountyga.gov/public-safety to learn more about emergency preparedness, having a plan and making an emergency kit.

For more information and assistance, you may call White County Public Safety at 706-865-9500.





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