Code Red

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Elbert County has teamed up with the 911 Authority board, Fire Departments and local Towns to implement CodeRED, an emergency notification system via phone, a service FREE to Elbert County residents. There are three components to this system:

  • 1) Reverse Emergency Notification calls 2) Weather Warning Notifications calls 3) Emergency Management Community updates via email and texting

The CodeRED emergency notification system is a communication service available for emergency and non-emergency notifications. CodeRED employs intranet mapping capable of geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a telephone calling system capable of delivering a pre-recorded 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.

Pertinent Community Notifications will be sent via email and/or text messaging on subjects with potential impact to residents such as:

    • Road closures during Winter Storm events

    • Rabies outbreak

    • Fire Ban restrictions


Examples of when the CodeRED system might be exercised by County or Town municipalities:

    • Boil Water rule

    • Evacuations

    • Bomb Threat

    • Chemical spill or Gas leak

CodeRED WEATHER WARNING will deliver severe weather warnings to your telephone and/or cell phone within seconds after being issued by the National Weather Service. You will only get the warning if you physically live in the area that is in the warning!