Fulton County is encouraging citizens to register for CodeRED. CodeRED is a telephone communication service that allows us to quickly notify citizens about emergency situations.Â All citizens and business are encouraged to register.
Fulton County will use the CodeRED system to notify citizens about emergencies such as:
Severe Weather - severe weather warning notifications will be issued within seconds after being issued by the National Weather Service. Weather notifications are issued for the immediate threats of severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings and tornado warnings.Â Other emergencies include:
- Drinking water contamination
- Utility outage
- Evacuation notice and route
- Missing person
- Fires or floods
- Bomb threat
- Hostage situation
- Chemical spill or gas leak
- Other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential
Itâ€™s easy for you and your family members to register simply go to the following registration link and fill out the required information.
If you donâ€™t have access to a computer
Phone Registration:Â For residents without internet access, please call the Fulton County Department of Emergency Communications non-emergency phone line at 404-730-7900 during normal business hours and an Emergency Communications staff will assist in the registration process.
What is CodeRED and why is it important to me?
CodeRED is a new emergency notification service by which Fulton County officials can notify Fulton County residents and businesses by telephone, cellular phone, text message, or electronic mail about emergency situations or critical community alerts. The system is capable of sending messages only to specific neighborhoods or the entire community.
Does this mean Fulton County will be calling me constantly?
No. Fulton County respects your privacy. CodeRED will be used when emergency situations arise that you should know about.
The system will be used to send messages only to those residents and businesses directly affected by a particular event. For example, if you happen to live in an area for which a "boil water" advisory has been issued due to a water main break, CodeRED will call only you and your neighbors to deliver that very important health advisory.
If there is a county wide emergency, all Fulton residents will be contacted by the method of their choice and kept up-to-date on developments.
For what kinds of situations will CodeRED be used?
Severe weather situations, substantial utility outage, evacuation notices, missing or lost persons, fires or floods, major roadway issues, significant criminal situations, chemical spill or gas leak. In short, emergencies and community alerts.
For more Code Red FAQ, click here.