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CodeRED emergency alert system ready for sign up
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Code Red Alert System (July 31, 2010)

Individuals and businesses can now sign up to receive emergency notifications via the Code RED emergency alert system, the Conyers-Rockdale Emergency Management Agency announced.

The CodeRED system provides Conyers and Rockdale County officials with the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city or county.

"CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information," said Rockdale County Sheriff Jeff Wigington. "The data collected will be used only for emergency notification purposes. We consider this an important tool for delivering emergency information quickly and accurately."

Wigington, who serves as the county's emergency management director, cautioned that such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called in an emergency," he said.

Authorities recommend that all businesses and individuals who have unlisted telephone 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 should register.

Individuals and businesses can register by logging on to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office website,, and following the link to the "CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment" page. Those without Internet access may call the Sheriff's Office at 770-278-8184 to supply their information over the phone.

Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers, as well as email and text addresses, can be entered as well