Aurora Announces New Emergency Alert Provider

Aurora Announces New Emergency Alert Provider
Posted on 09/24/2020
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The city of Aurora has a new emergency alert provider, CodeRED, and it’s a great time for residents to add their contact information to the system in order to receive important, even life-saving, alerts sent directly to their phone and/or email.

In an emergency – whether it is a hazardous material spill, severe weather, evacuation order or other critical incident – receiving information in a timely manner is essential. But many people, such as those who no longer have landline phones, may not receive these notifications unless they opt in. To make sure residents get the information they need, when they need it, they are encouraged to go to AuroraGov.org/AlertAurora and follow the links to sign up for CodeRed. Residents can choose to receive notifications via landline, cellphone, email, text message, TTY, or a combination. These alerts can be specific to streets, neighborhoods or regions, so by providing an address, those who sign up will receive only those notifications that are most important to them.

CodeRED also offers a smartphone app through which residents can customize which alerts they receive and where. Go to AuroraGov.org/AlertAurora to find a link to the app.

Along with emergency and critical messages, the CodeRED notification system will also enhance community engagement via the release of important but non-emergency information to residents to opt in.

For residents who were signed up with the city’s previous provider, Everbridge, information has been carried over to CodeRED, but this marks a good time for them to review exactly what messages they want to receive and via which devices. Please note that for residents who previously had the Everbridge app on their smartphone, it will no longer provide the relevant information for Aurora. They should download the CodeRED app instead.

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