CodeRED Emergency Notification System

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The City of Woodbury, in conjunction with Washington County, uses CodeRED, a high-speed telephone calling and texting system, to notify local residents and businesses about emergency situations. The system allows the city to send critical communications to the entire city or to targeted areas within the city in a matter of minutes.

The CodeRED system is only used for emergency and life safety purposes. Examples of incidents when CodeRED is used includes: missing child alerts, chemical or gas leak, fires or floods, extended utility outage, evacuation notice and route and other instances where rapid and accurate information are essential for life safety. The system will not be used for weather warnings, but may be used for follow-up information such as evacuations or shelter locations.

How It Works

City staff will access CodeRED via a secure portal on the Internet. A "call area" will be marked, identifying street addresses. Telephone numbers will be matched up electronically to these addresses through the use of Geographical Information Systems. A pre-recorded message will be sent out via the telephone with information about the incident and instructions for action to be taken. The message will play when answered by a live person or an answering machine. The system makes three attempts to connect to each number. If you choose to opt in for text messages and/or email alerts, those will also be sent utilizing a similar process. 

Sign up to receive CodeRed notices 

If you reside or own property, including a business, within Woodbury, you are urged to sign up for CodeRED messages.  The CodeRED system uses the 911 database and other sources for its notification lists, but no one should assume their information is included. Your contact information remains private and will only be used for critical communications.

Caller ID

The calling number for CodeRED emergencies will display as 866-419-5000. If you would like to hear the last message delivered to your phone, simply dial the number back.

Opt Out of Notifications

Request to stop receiving CodeRed notifications.

Accurate Information

Accurate and up-to-date information is essential to assure emergency messages reach users. To add or change a number or to opt-in for a text message and/or email alert, utilize the link above to register. You may register as many cell phones and email addresses as you desire; however, each registration form accommodates only two numbers. Please enter additional forms if you have more than two numbers. 

Questions regarding the CodeRED system can be directed to Public Safety at 651-714-3600.