The Campbell County Department of Public Safety has implemented an emergency alert system called CodeRED and is asking all residents and businesses to register for these alerts.
The CodeRED platform works jointly with the Campbell County GIS database, the federal IPAWS network, and the National Weather Service to send automated messages about large scale threats, such as tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.
Public Safety can send automated emergency alerts to county residents’ landline phones throughout the locality with the notification system. It can also send automated emergency alerts to cell phones of those who register for the alerts.
Who needs to register?
Public safety officials are asking all residents and businesses to register for the alerts.
While some alerts are sent automatically to landline phones, individuals and businesses with landlines must register in order to receive emergency notifications from federal agencies such as the National Weather Service for alerts about emergencies such as tornado warnings. Also, by registering you can confirm that your landline information provided by the phone company is correct.
You also need to register if you would like text, emails, or phone call alerts of any kind sent to your cell phones and/or phone calls to unlisted landline phone numbers.
How do I register?
To register online, go to the online CodeRED registration page by clicking HERE or by clicking on the CodeRED icon on the right side of this web page. Once on the CodeRED registration page, you can enter your contact information and select the types of alerts you’d like to receive. There is no direct charge to you for this service.
Please note: If you live in Campbell County but have another locality’s zip code, please contact the Department of Public Safety if you have difficulty registering online.
If you need assistance registering or if you do not have access to the internet, you may contact the Campbell County Department of Public Safety office at 434-332-9540 or visit any Campbell County Public Library branch to provide your contact information.
All contact information is kept secure and used for emergency purposes only.