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Residents can still sign up for CodeRED alerts

2/14/2014, 6 a.m.

With this week’s winter storm still fresh in everyone’s mind, DeKalb County Government is reminding residents and businesses to sign up for its CodeRED system that notifies them about impending bad weather.

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Lee May

On Tuesday as the ice and snow storm headed to metro Atlanta, the county sent a robo call to more than 150,000 residents warning them of the storm and encouraging them to stay home and off the highways.

This week DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May and officials of the DeKalb Emergency Management Agency urged all stakeholders to sign up for the high-speed emergency notification system.

They say the system has the ability to quickly deliver time-sensitive messages via voice, email, and text to targeted areas during emergency situations or disasters.

“If we need to notify the public about public safety hazards such as weather, CodeRED is one of the tools we will use to reach people directly,” May said.

To sign up, residents and businesses should visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov and follow the link to the CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment page.

Those without Internet access should call DeKalb Emergency Management at 770-270-0413 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to register via phone.

Required information includes first and last name, physical street address, and primary phone number.

To receive weather warnings, subscribers should select the Severe Weather Warning link.

Individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number must also register to receive notification.