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Johnson County tests Code RED system

IOWA CITY (KWWL)--  The Johnson County Emergency Management Agency will be conducting the annual test of the Reverse 911 Emergency Messaging system called Code RED, this Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

The Code RED system allows officials to deliver high-speed telephone emergency notification services, making up to 60,000 calls per hour.

Emergency Management officials say that the system is only as good as the database supporting it. And they are asking for your help.

Students, people with unlisted numbers, cell phone only users, and those new to the area may not be in the system and run the risk of missing important notifications.

 To be sure you are included, all residents and business owners are asked to log onto the Johnson County website, http://www.johnson-county.com/dept_emergency.aspx?id=889 and follow the link to the "Code RED" page. Those without Internet access can register by phone. Call 319-356-6762 and leave a message with your first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, and primary and alternate phone numbers.

 

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