cneJasper County has recently updated its emergency notification system to include CodeRED Weather Warning service throughout the county. CodeRED Weather Warning taps into the National Weather Service’s Storm Based Warnings and automatically alerts affected citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. The types of weather alerts available for residents to choose from are severe thunderstorm, flash flood, or tornado warnings. This update will allow recipients to easily identify calls coming through the systems. Warnings will appear as Emergency Communications Network or the number 800-566-9780 on Caller ID displays for CodeRED Weather Warning calls.

CodeRED will provide an All Call Message to the residents of Jasper County on Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 12:30PM to encourage them to sign up. Most relevant for our citizens, says Jim Sparks, Jasper County Emergency Management Coordinator, “Residents can simply dial the number displayed on their Caller ID to hear an immediate replay of the message.” 

The CodeRED system provides Jasper County officials the ability to quickly deliver emergency messages to targeted areas or the entire County. If you are not sure that you are included in the database, simply log onto the Jasper County Emergency Management Website at www.jasperema-hls.org and follow the link to the "CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment" page. It is recommended that all businesses register, as well as all inpiduals who have unlisted phone 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. Those without Internet access may call 641-792-7555 the Jasper County EMA Office, Monday through Friday, (8AM-4PM) to supply their information over the phone. 

Please see the attached PDFs for fliers on CodeRED Weather Warning and CodeRED Mobile Alert App available for your smartphone. 

CodeRED Mobile Alert app Available 

The CodeRED Mobile Alert app was launched and now allows subscribers to view all active alerts for the entire country. Subscribers continue to receive instant, location-based alerts directly on their smartphones as soon as a notification is launched by a CodeRED client. Last year, more than 650,000 notifications were launched through the CodeRED Mobile Alert app! A link to download the FREE app will be available on the Jasper County Emergency Management website at http://www.jasperema-hls.org/