STAY INFORMED. STAY SAFE.
GET EMERGENCY ALERTS FOR CALHOUN COUNTY
BY PHONE, TEXT, OR EMAIL.
Read below to learn how.
Calhoun CodeRED is a free service that provides local emergency alerts in Calhoun County. When there is a local emergency, the system will send you a phone call, text message, or email. It’s free – all you have to do is sign up.
Even if you already receive weather alerts on your phone, it's still essential to sign up for Calhoun CodeRED. Our system provides the most local and most urgent alerts, exclusively for Calhoun County residents.
Examples of alerts you may receive from Calhoun CodeRED:
• Active crime warning
• Seek shelter immediately
• Local police & fire briefing
• Life-threatening weather
• Emergency preparedness
• Emergency evacuations
• Missing persons
• Boil water advisory
• Major road closure
You may also sign up for optional community messages, such as local public events and changes to trash service.
Calhoun CodeRED is provided by the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). Local signup assistance is offered by Calhoun Connects – a public service initiative of the Calhoun County Library.
HOW TO SIGN UP
There are two ways to sign up – do it yourself, or get help. Learn how below.
Option 1: Call or visit the Calhoun County Library during open hours and ask for help.
Option 2: Use your cell phone to send the text message “Signmeup” (with no spaces) to 99411 and someone from the library will call you back.
Do It Yourself
Step 1: Start by going to this website link:
Step 2: Then, follow the "How-To" instructions in the video below:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is Calhoun CodeRED important to me?
CodeRED helps keep you informed and prepared for any emergencies that may occur in our area. Officials will send messages to alert you of emergency details, instructions or precautions that you need in order to make well-informed decisions and remain safe. This system is precise enough to geo-target residents within an exact area of impact, so that only those people who are affected by an emergency situation are notified.
When will Calhoun CodeRED alerts be sent to me?
Calhoun CodeRED helps local officials keep you informed and prepared for any emergencies that may occur in our area. The system is precise enough to geo-target residents within an exact area of impact, so that only those people who are affected by an emergency situation are notified. During sign up, you also have the option to receive local non-emergency info from the county as well.
How will I know when Calhoun CodeRED is calling me?
Calhoun CodeRED messages will come from one of these phone numbers:
• (866) 419-5000
• (855) 969-4636
• (800) 566-9780
After receiving a message, we suggest that you program this number into your cell phone as a “new contact” and use “Calhoun CodeRED” as the contact name. If you need to replay the message received, you can call the number back and listen to the message again in its entirety.
What do I do if I receive a Calhoun CodeRED alert?
If you receive a Calhoun CodeRED phone call, listen carefully to the entire message. You can repeat the message by pressing any key. Do not call 911 for further information unless directed to do so or you need immediate aid from the police, sherriff, fire department, or EMS. If you receive a Calhoun CodeRED email or text message, please be sure to read the entire message carefully and follow all instructions.
Is my personal information protected by Calhoun CodeRED?
Calhoun CodeRED is a service of ONSOLVE which takes security and privacy concerns very seriously. They will not sell, trade, lease or loan any citizen-supplied data to third parties. You many also indicate during sign-up if you wish your information to remain totally private.
Can I change what types of messages I receive after signing up?
By default, the CodeRED system will sign you up for emergency messages only. If you later decide you want to receive non-emergency messages as well, such as government announcements or upcoming community events, you can do so by logging into your account or calling the library.
Calhoun CodeRED is brought to you by:
For assistance or additional information, contact the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency.