CodeRED all call occurring Monday, April 5
Published on March 31, 2021
On Monday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m., Weld County residents registered in the CodeRED Emergency Alert System will receive an automated message encouraging them to sign up for severe weather alerts through CodeRED.
“We wanted to do this in April ahead of the spring storms that usually occur in Weld County,” said Mike Wallace, Director of the Weld County Regional Communications Center. “Only people registered for CodeRED will receive the call, but they may not be signed up for severe weather alerts, so it’s a good reminder.”
Utilized by Weld County Government since 2014, CodeRED is used by public safety officials to inform the public of immediate threats to health and safety. By enrolling, individuals will be notified when an emergency is happening in their immediate area. Emergency alerts could include severe weather situations, “boil water” notices if water systems are compromised or a notice to stay inside due to police activity occurring in the area.
When it comes to being informed about severe weather, there are many ways to receive information on alerts and warnings. However, there are specific advantages to receiving information through CodeRED Weather Warning notifications.
“People won’t have to go looking for severe weather alerts,” Wallace said, explaining the accuracy and immediacy the system provides. “The system will notify you directly when severe weather is in your specific area as soon as the National Weather Service issues the warning.”
There is no charge to sign up for CodeRED or to receive weather warning notifications. However, those enrolled need to make sure they select the option to be alerted about severe weather. Alerts for severe weather, including severe thunderstorms flash floods and tornadoes, can be delivered via phone call, text, email or a combination of all three, depending on preference.
To register for CodeRED and begin receiving weather warning notifications, visit www.weld911alert.com or call the Weld County Office of Emergency Management at (970) 304-6540 or the Weld County Regional Communications Center at (970) 400-2899.