Clay County Emergency Management: Code Red Weather Warn Press Release
Clay County has recently upgraded its CodeRED system to include a CodeRED Weather Warning service. CodeRED Weather Warn is an extension of the high-speed notification system which alerts subscribers, free of charge, about impending severe weather to including Tornado Warnings, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Flash Flood Warnings. The system taps into the National Weather Service’s Storm Based Warnings, automatically alerting citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued.
CodeRED Weather Warn is an opt-in service only, requiring citizens to log into the CodeRED registration webpage through the county website at www.claycountygov.com. Simply click on the CodeRED button on the home page, click on the service you wish to have and enter your respective information. Once registered, message recipients can easily identify calls coming through the systems as message recipient’s Caller IDs will read Emergency Communications Network or 866-419-5000 for CodeRED calls. CodeRED Weather Warning calls will read either Emergency Communications Network or the number 800-566-9780.
“Residents can simply dial the number displayed on their Caller ID to hear the last message delivered," said Chief Lorin Mock, Clay County Emergency Management Director. "This will greatly reduce the number of inbound inquiries handled by our office and will offer residents an immediate replay of the message.”
It is recommended that all businesses register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number. Those without Internet access may call Clay County Emergency Management at 800-246-3320, Monday through Friday, (8AM-4:30PM) to supply their information over the phone.