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County Residents Encouraged To Join ‘CodeRED’

September 18th, 2021

Potter County Emergency Management Agency is encouraging residents to sign up for a notification system that provides important alerts and time-sensitive messages on tornadoes, floods, or other emergencies using phone calls, email, social media sites and text messaging. It’s a “reverse-911” system that can help people prepare for risks to public safety. Commissioners Nancy Grupp, Barry Hayman and Paul Heimel have renewed a contract with OnSolve, the company that provides the service, referred to as CodeRED.

“This system delivers critical information to thousands of individuals within minutes,” said Glenn Dunn, the county’s emergency management coordinator. “Alerts can be specific to streets, neighborhoods, or regions.” He discussed the service at a recent Potter County Commissioners meeting. Among attendees were, from left, Teresa Kisiel (obscured), Conservation District manager Jason Childs and Planning/GIS director Will Hunt.

All residents living in Potter County are encouraged to visit pottercountypa.net and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll their contact information. Dunn said no one should automatically assume he or she is in the emergency contact database. Additional information is also available at 274-8900, extension 501.

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