CodeRED notification to be tested Wednesday.

April 1, 2019

CodeRED notification to be tested Wednesday.

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Mason County Emergency Management will be conducting an “all call” with the CodeRED emergency notification system on Wednesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. Residents and businesses within Mason County may receive a pre-recorded message from the system around.

“This ‘all call’ has several benefits,” said Mason County Emergency Management Coordinator Elizabeth Reimink. “It will enable us to evaluate the local phone infrastructure, so CodeRED can match the local capability to their service capabilities. CodeRED will also validate the commercially available phone numbers already within the database, and residents who have already opt-in to the service will know they’ve registered their phones correctly.

“We also hope this ‘all call’ will remind citizens to enroll in this free emergency notification service,” Reimink said. “Residents can opt-in to receive alerts in a way that is most convenient for them, either through a one-time online enrollment or by downloading the CodeRED mobile app.”

Residents and visitors can visit https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF51277A87DA and enter their contact information through the website. This option allows users to enter one or more phone numbers, physical addresses, and email addresses; user will plot the physical address on a map to ensure they receive geographically targeted notifications. For those with a smartphone, citizens can download the mobile app through their Apple app store or Google Play. This option will utilize the phone’s GPS to ensure the user receives the correct notifications based on their location.

“Since CodeRED is used by jurisdictions throughout the U.S., this method will really benefit residents who frequently travel,” said Reimink. Residents may contact the Mason County Emergency Management Office or CodeRED for more assistance in signing up for alerts.

 

For more information about Mason County’s CodeRED, please visit http://www.masoncounty.net/departments/emergency-management/code-red.html

 

CodeRED is an emergency alert and notification system provided by OnSolve, LLC, based in Ormond Beach, Fla. Mason County is able to provide this free notification service to its residents and visitors because of a donation from the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant, which is co-owned by Consumers Energy and DTE Energy.

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