Code RED Citizen Notification Service
Get Notified in an Emergency!
Give us your phone number today!
Chemical release? Immanent flood? Boil water notice? How will you be notified?
Hopewell has a new system for delivering emergency notices via telephone. In addition to the conventional methods of communicating to the public via the media, the City of Hopewell has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, Inc. for its “CodeRED” high-speed telephone emergency notification services.
The CodeRED system gives city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency or informational messages via telephone to targeted areas, or the entire city at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour. Communicating with the public in the face of a disaster is important, and the city has chosen CodeRED as a primary way of doing that.
A system such as this however, is only as good as the telephone database supporting it. If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called. This is why CodeRED offers individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly to the system’s telephone database.
Two ways to sign up
or call (804) 541-2298 and leave your contact name/number. You will be called for information.
Click on the link below if you would like to learn more about the CodeRED Mobile Alert app.
Those who sign up for CodeRED can now opt-in to an additional service called Weather Warning. Moments after a severe thunderstorm, flash flood, or tornado warning has been issued by the National Weather Service, Weather Warning sends telephone messages to the citizens whose address falls within the warning area. Stay safe! Get the call before the storm!
Please take note that your caller ID will display (866) 419-5000 for CodeRED messages. The caller ID will display (800) 566-9780 for weather warning.
These numbers can be called from the receiving phone toll-free, to hear the last message repeated.