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Thu February 25, 2010
Greenville updates emergency notification system
By Scott Harvey
Greenville – The City of Greenville has recently updated its account with Emergency Communications Network, providers of the CodeRED notification system. This no-charge update will allow message recipients to easily identify calls coming through the systems. Message recipient's Caller ID will read Emergency Communications Network or 866-419-5000 for CodeRED calls. And for CodeRED Weather Warning calls, either Emergency Communications Network or the number 800-566-9780 will appear on Caller ID displays.
The CodeRED system provides City of Greenville officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city. To assure that you are included in the database and to sign up for CodeRED Weather Warning calls, visit the City of Greenville website, www.ci.greenville.tx.us, and follow the link to the "CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment" page. Those without Internet access may call the Greenville Police Department at 903-457-2921, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to supply their information over the phone.
The City will conduct an "all-call" test of the CodeRED system on Monday, March 1, 2010, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. If you believe that your number is already in the database and you do not receive a call, please visit the City's website and register your telephone number. If you do receive a call and also want to receive the Weather Warning Calls, you will need to visit the City's website, enter your information again and select the Weather Warning notifications you wish to receive.
CodeRED Weather Warning is an opt-in only weather warning product that taps into the National Weather Service's Storm Based Warnings. CodeRED Weather Warning automatically alerts affected citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued.