What is CodeRED?
March 25, 2013
It is an emergency notification and weather warning system available to residents who live within the Blue Springs city limits and/or the jurisdiction of Central Jackson County Fire Protection District.
The system is a high-speed telephone communication service. Residents and businesses can be notified by telephone, cell phone, text message, or email. Some examples of types of notifications are: evacuation notices, missing or lost person alerts, fires, floods, boil orders, hostage situations, bomb threats or other significant criminal situations, and chemical spills or gas leaks. This information can be sent to the entire community or a specific neighborhood for only those persons directly affected.
Recently, we had a program at the Blue Springs South Branch about being prepared for emergencies. One of the couples attending the class said that they are already signed up for CodeRED, and it works because they got a notice not long ago to stay inside because there was a problem in their neighborhood. They looked out the window and saw several police cars on their street.
You may also want to sign up for weather warnings that will call your contact number when a warning is issued for Blue Springs by the National Weather Service. (I chose to be notified for only tornado and severe weather and not for flash floods.)
To find out more, visit the City of Blue Springs or call 816.220.CODE (2633).
A great way stay informed and best of all…there is no charge for either of these services!
Blue Springs South Branch