The City of DeSoto recently updated it’s account with Emergency Communications Network, providers of the CodeRED high-speed notification solution and the CodeRED Weather Warning service. The CodeRED system provides city officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city.
This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the city in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil-water notice, missing child or evacuation notices). With the upgrades to the system, those registered will also receive automated alerts when you are in the direct path of severe weather.
Notifications will be now be sent out moments after a severe thunderstorm warning, tornado warning or flash flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. Only citizens in the immediate impact area will be alerted.
You will know the call is from CodeRED Weather Warning when you see the telephone number 800.566.9780 in your caller ID. If you would like to hear the last message delivered to your phone, simply dial the number back.
In order to receive these alerts you must opt-in. Register your landline and mobile telephone numbers and email address by going to the City of DeSoto website at www.desototexas.gov, clicking on E-Services in the top center of the homepage and then clicking on CodeRED on the left hand side. Your contact information will remain private and will only be used for severe weather and other city alerts.
For more information on DeSoto’s CodeRED system, please call Fire Administration at 972.230.9680.