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County testing "CodeRED" alert Thursday
Monroe County will be testing a new 911 emergency telephone notification system on Thursday. Residents will get a pre-recorded message from the new "CodeRED" Emergency Telephone Notification System. The message will inform residents that the call is a non-emergency test.
"Local emergency telephone notification systems are a proven and successful way to disseminate critical information to area residents during emergencies," said Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks. "Getting information into the hands of those who need it can be difficult, but this technology gives us the ability to keep residents informed and safe. Tomorrow's testing will ensure that this system will be ready in the event of an emergency."
CodeRED is replacing the Hyper-Reach Emergency Telephone Notification System that was previously used to relay important public safety information to the public.
Monroe County has previously utilized this technology to alert residents of natural disasters, missing persons, and criminal activity in specific areas.
Contact information for those who previously registered with Hyper-Reach has been transferred to the new system.
Telephone numbers connected to hard-wired home phones have already been registered with the system through the phone companies.
To sign-up for alerts, please visit www.monroecounty.gov and click "Register My Cell Phone With 911" under the "How Do I" Banner.