Notification of Pending Emergency SituationsCode Red

In an effort to provide residents of the City of Norton with immediate notification of pending emergency situations, the city subscribes to two emergency alert systems: CodeRED and CodeRED Weather Warning.

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About CodeRED

The CodeRED Emergency Notification system is a communication service available for emergency and non-emergency notifications.

How It Works

CodeRED employs intranet mapping capable of the geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a telephone calling system capable of delivering a prerecorded message directly to homes and businesses at the rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour. The system’s main purpose is to notify citizens or groups of citizens in emergency situations. However, the system has the ability to be used for non-emergency notifications as well.

About CodeRED Weather Warning

CodeRED Weather Warning is an early telephone warning system
designed to automatically deliver targeted weather notifications for the immediate threats of severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings, and tornado warnings within moments of being issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).

How It Works

CodeRED Weather Warning will deliver a prerecorded alert message directly to the phones of residents who are in the projected path of the severe weather. The system automatically sends these notifications without any effort from city staff 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing residents the needed time to prepare. This becomes even more critical if a tornado comes through the area during the night, when television, radio broadcasts, and sirens are ineffective.

Added Benefit of Eliminating False Alarms

CodeRED Weather Warning uses new polygon warning methodologies based on storm-based warnings direct from the NWS and contacts only those in the affected areas, eliminating many false alarms associated with prior notification methods. CodeRED Weather Warning monitors each NWS bulletin to determine the severity of the warning and the exact area affected, coupled with the predicted heading of the threatening storm. CodeRED Weather Warning then creates a calling database of all subscribers within the projected area of the severe weather. This calling database is then immediately submitted to the CodeRED Weather Warning automated calling system. By eliminating the need for human intervention to active warnings we have significantly decreased the response time for fast-moving storms.

CodeRED Mobile App

CodeRED Mobile Alert App. Now Available

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