What is the difference between CodeRED emergency alerts and CodeRED weather alerts?

The CodeRED system is primarily used in two ways: to send emergency alerts, & to send weather alerts.

  1. CodeRED emergency alerts are set up and sent locally. A representative from the dispatch center, police department, or other City or County official has the ability to record and send out alerts to designated areas. The designated area could be a neighborhood, city, or the entire county, as selected by the person sending out the message. Emergency alerts are used to send out critical community alerts. Examples of uses of this function would be to inform residents of sandbag deployments through neighborhoods, boil water alerts, evacuation notices, etc. You do not have to sign up for CodeRED weather alerts to receive CodeRED emergency alerts.
  2. CodeRED weather alerts are automated alerts that are sent whenever the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning, severe thunderstorm warning, or a flash flood warning for a particular area. Only the area affected by the alert, as designated by the National Weather Service, will receive the message. You must sign up for CodeRED community emergency alerts to receive CodeRED weather alerts.

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1. How do I update my information in the CodeRED system?
2. How do I remove the CodeRED alerts from my phone number?
3. What is the difference between CodeRED emergency alerts and CodeRED weather alerts?
4. Do I need to sign up for CodeRED every year?
5. How can I tell if I'm already signed up to receive CodeRED alerts?
6. How do I know if a phone call, text, or e-mail is from the CodeRED system?
7. I wasn't able to listen to the entire CodeRED message the first time the alert went out. Is there a way to listen to the message again?
8. If I enter my information into CodeRED more than once will my phone number be in the system multiple times so I receive multiple phone calls every time an alert goes out?
9. How many phone numbers can I sign up for CodeRED?
10. How many addresses can I sign up under my phone number in CodeRED? Can I sign up to receive alerts for both my home and business on one phone?