County to test the CodeRED notification system Sept. 25.

September 17, 2019

County to test the CodeRED notification system Sept. 25.

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HART – The Oceana County Emergency Notification System, CodeRED, will be tested Wednesday, Sept. 25, to validate telephone numbers in Oceana County’s database.

Here’s what you need to know:

• There is no need to take action if you receive the call. Emergency personnel are merely testing the system to ensure it is operational as needed, and to encourage additional residents to enroll to receive future notifications.
• This process helps Oceana County Emergency Management continually improve the system. Testing increases the efficiency of the system and speed at which notifications will be delivered during an actual emergency.
• Visit the website to update contact information. If your phone number is not in the database, you will not receive a call when OCEM launches an important notification.

“Residents and businesses are encouraged to visit our website and update their contact information, in particular those individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number,” according to James Duram, Oceana County’s Emergency Manager. “The more residents who actively add or update their contact information in the emergency database, the better able we are to protect people and property.”

The CodeRED system allows Oceana County officials to effectively reach residents and personnel by using the system’s capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, emails and social media posts to inform residents and better protect life and property.

Duram urges citizens to visit the Oceana County website, https://tinyurl.com/CodeRED-Oceana, and click on the CodeRED logo. Questions regarding this system test should be directed to Oceana County’s Emergency Management Office at (231) 873-4473.

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