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Residents encouraged to sign up for CodeRED emergency notifications

Post Date:05/31/2018 4:14 PM

Contact:  Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988; jason.bartolone@sarasotafl.gov

CodeRED LOGOSarasota, FL: City residents are encouraged to sign up for the CodeRED alert notification system to receive important messages and severe weather warnings as the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1.

CodeRED registrants can receive calls, emails or text messages about weather alerts, water or sewer interruptions, major traffic detours, evacuations or other events that could impact their properties and neighborhoods.

The CodeRED system also includes an opt-in Weather Warning option, which issues notifications for tornado, flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings in their area. 

“CodeRED is a useful tool that can help keep you informed in the event of an emergency,” said Sarasota Emergency Manager Richard “Todd” Kerkering. “Emergency notifications should be an important part of your disaster preparedness plan and will help you make the best decisions for yourself and your family.”

Anyone with a physical address in the City of Sarasota can sign up for CodeRED notifications by visiting the Sarasota County website at www.scgov.net/codered and entering a first and last name, address and primary phone numbers.

For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 and ask about CodeRED registration.

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