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Code RED now active in Dougherty County

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May 5, 2008

Albany -- Dougherty Countians now have more protection from natural disasters through Code Red.

County leaders encourage you to sign up for the early warning system to make sure you're protected.

Code Red is a reverse 9-1-1 system that will call you with a recorded warning if severe weather or another emergency threatens your area.

Everyone with a listed number in Dougherty County is already in the database.

But anyone who wants to get a phone call directly from the National Weather Service in case that path changes, needs to sign up online and check the box at the end of the application.

"They will put what they call a polygon around that path, and it will notify everyone within that path if they sign up. So when you actually sign up for that program, check that box to make sure that you will get early warning that there is dangerous weather heading toward your neighborhood," said Dougherty County Deputy EMA Director, Jim Vaught.

You can also register any additional numbers like your cell phone by signing up online.

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