News Briefs: Ocean Springs introduces CodeRED alert system

News Briefs: Ocean Springs introduces CodeRED alert system
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OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi — The City of Ocean Springs has launched a new alert system through which residents can be notified of issues ranging from weather alerts, road closures, traffic issues, etc.

Called CodeRED, the emergency notification service is provided by OnSolve. The service allows the City to send phone calls, texts, emails and posts to social media to alert residents.

CodeRED is equipped with a weather warning system that automatically notifies residents of tornadoes, flash floods and severe thunderstorm warnings within moments of alerts being issued by the National Weather Service.

Residents can go to the City website at www.oceansprings-ms.gov and select “Code Red Emergency Notifications” to enroll, or by sending a text reading OCEANSPRINGS to 99411.

Those using the service can opt-out of the weather alerts once a managed account is created. Opt-outs are not available for guest accounts.

A managed account also provides the ability to opt-in to other categories, as…

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