January 8, 2012

Washington County Launching New Alert System

According to KSTP:  
A new emergency notification system launching Wednesday [Jan. 4] will allow Washington County residents to receive community alerts via phone, text and email message.

The new system, called CodeRED, will allow authorities to geographically target community alerts, such as evacuation notices or missing child reports. The availability of CodeRED is the result of a contract between the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Public Health Department and Emergency Communications Network, Inc.

CodeRED's activation at noon on Wednesday will test the system, notifying residents of system capabilities and how to register their information, according to the sheriff's office.

Click here to register for CodeRED notifications. You will be asked to provide your name, address and contact information.

Additional information is available online or by contacting the sheriff's office at 651-439-9381.