NORWALK, Conn. – Anyone who has not yet signed up for Norwalk’s CodeRED Emergency Notification System should do so now, according to a press release from Michele DeLuca, the city’s deputy director of emergency management. Notifications are provided at no cost for all Norwalk residents.
City officials send out CodeRED alerts related to any potential storm activity, evacuations and shelter locations.
Those who have already enrolled to receive CodeRED alerts, but have recently moved or changed telephone numbers, are encouraged to visit the Norwalk’s website and click on the Emergency Notification link to update their contact information.
“We need to be able to reach our community in case of an emergency,” Fire Chief Denis McCarthy said. “Be proactive and make sure we have your contact information in the CodeRED database so you can keep yourself, your family and your property protected in case of a real emergency.”
During enrollment, citizens may customize if they would also like to receive general alerts in addition to emergency alerts and how they would like to receive them, the press release said. Citizens are encouraged to save the telephone number 866-419-5000 in their telephone’s contacts to easily identify when a CodeRED emergency alert is being delivered.
Citizens are also encouraged to download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app to receive free location-specific emergency, general and missing person notifications sent by public safety officials as they travel to other CodeRED communities that represent all 50 states and Canada, DeLuca wrote. Visit iTunes or Google Play to download the app.