Melissa residents can sign up for CodeRED and CodeRED Weather Warning to receive the latest in emergency alerts, notifications for service interruptions, and severe weather updates by phone, email, and/or text. CodeRED Weather Warning will alert citizens in the direct path of severe weather. Notifications will be sent out moments after a severe thunderstorm, tornado warning, or flash flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. Only citizens in the immediate impact area will be alerted. Register to get the call! Users must opt-in to receive alerts to their land-line or mobile telephone when signing up for CodeRED.
What CodeRED Is
The City has implemented a tool called CodeRED, an emergency notification system capable of placing up to 60,000 telephone calls per hour. A pre-recorded message will be delivered telling residents and businesses about the situation and what action needs to be taken if any. When a situation arises in Melissa, City staff will turn to the Internet and the CodeRED mapping tools to designate a call area based on addresses.
With the push of a few buttons, a pre-recorded message describing the situation will be delivered to a live person or an answering machine in the affected area, possibly including instructions requiring action on the part of the recipient. Residents and businesses may add their numbers to the calling database by signing up and following the instructions. No one should automatically assume his or her telephone number is included.
Information for the Database
The system works with cellular phones but requires a Melissa street address. People who have recently moved to the City but kept the same listed or unlisted number will need to input their current address into the database. When entering information, please fill out all of the screens. The newest data entered will replace the old data. CodeRED will be used for emergencies or disasters that might call for action like evacuation, sheltering in place, or boiling contaminated water, but may also be used in situations that are non-emergency related. Learn more about CodeRED