Local CodeRed System has new upgrade

Region 22 Emergency Management (Scotts Bluff County and Banner County) in cooperation with all entities in the Region 22 Emergency Management Inter-local Agreement are now using an upgrade of the CodeRed Emergency Notification System called CodeRed Next. Any information you have put into the CodeRed Emergency Notification System has automatically migrated into the CodeRed Next Emergency Notification System.

Officials will send out CodeRED alerts related to any potential storm activity, evacuations and shelter locations making it an essential preparedness tool to stay safe.

The CodeRed Next Emergency Notification System has some new features. Our citizens will be able to receive CodeRed emergency messages in several formats. Like in the past, you will receive "voice messages" in English. We are working on adding "voice messages" in Spanish in the near future. In addition to the "voice messages", we can now send CodeRed messages via TDD Transmission for the deaf, E-mail, Mobile Alert App, Text, Tweet, and Facebook. Some of these platforms require you to submit additional information to CodeRed.

Tornado season is quickly approaching. Now is a good time to enter and/or update your contact information into CodeRed Next Emergency Notification System. If you have already signed up for CodeRed and moved, you should sign up for CodeRed again.

Simply go to scottsbluffcounty.org, gering.org, or scottsbluff.org and look for the CodeRed icon.
Click on the icon and it will hyperlink you to the Code Red Notification System Sign-up. Follow the prompts and fill in the information asked for.

Those who do not have computer internet access can call Region 22 Emergency Management Director Jerry Bretthauer at 308-436-6689, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and he will enter the contact information you give him on the phone.

During enrollment, citizens may customize if they would also like to receive general alerts in addition to emergency alerts and how they would like to receive them. Citizens are encouraged to save the telephone number 866-419-5000 in their telephone's contacts to easily identify when a CodeRED emergency alert is being delivered.

Citizens are also encouraged to download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app to receive free location-specific emergency, general and missing person notifications sent by public safety officials as they travel to other CodeRED communities that represent all 50 states and Canada. Visit iTunes or Google Play to download the app.

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