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Preparedness at Home


Are You Prepared? 

Emergency preparedness should begin in the home of each citizen. In the event of an emergency, your survival may well be determined by the water you have stored, or the storm measures you have created with your family. Below are a number of resources that can help you and your family become more prepared: 

  • Create a Family Emergency Plan
  • Assemble Your Readiness Kit
  • Be Informed 
  • Practice, Practice, Practice


Residents of some counties have the option of receiving severe weather warnings by phone through the CodeRED Weather Warning alert system option. The CodeRED Community Notification System contacts residents and businesses by telephone to inform of certain events that may impact the safety of persons or protection of property. If your county utilizes this system, it can be personalized for your specific community, and utilizes a synthesized voice and an automatic dialing system to deliver the calls.

The option will call residents to warn them of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods. Residents may specify which types of storm warning alerts they would like to receive.

Residents who have signed up for CodeRED in the past do NOT need to re-sign up every year, unless there has been a phone number or address change. If you no longer wish to receive notifications, you are responsible for notifying CodeRED of this change.

CodeRED Signup Page                       CodeRED mobile app

If you wish to be removed from WEATHER notifications, please call 1-800-566-9780. 

The CodeRED Community Notification System is a best-effort notification and provides no guarantee that you will be notified during any system activation. The city or county utilizing the system reserves the right to change, update or discontinue this service, without notice. The decision to initiate a notification rests with individual cities and counties.

By entering and submitting information you are authorizing CenCom, on behalf of your city or county to contact you at this telephone number with information about emergencies and non-emergencies that may impact you or your property. You agree that the CodeRED Community Notification System is not a substitute or replacement for other avenues of notification and that you will not rely on it as such. You agree to waive any and all claims against your city or county and to hold the officers, employees, and agents of your city or county harmless for any and all personal injuries and/or damage to property that may occur as a result of your use of this service.

CodeRed's Emergency Communication Network Privacy Policy


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Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit

Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that offers strategies and provides tools that can help you (or the families you work with) move along the road towards financial recovery. The tools provided in this award-winning toolkit will help you (or the families you work with) make decisions that are best for your family. 

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