CodeRED Alert System

Lawrence County utilizes the CodeRED Notification System, an ultra high-speed telephone communication service, for emergency notifications.

CodeRED Registration

Visit the CodeRED registration website and add cell and land-based phone numbers to receive emergency calls from CodeRED. You may also register an email address and opt to receive email and/or text messages. The following information is required for registration into the CodeRED system:

  • Cell and/or Land-Based Phone Number(s)
  • City, State and Zip
  • First and Last Name
  • Physical Address
Code Red

Critical Communication

This system allows us to send critical communications to all or targeted areas within the county in case of a situation that requires immediate action. This system is capable of dialing the entire county within minutes. 

Recorded Message

It delivers a recorded message from Lawrence County describing the situation and any instructions for immediate or future action. The message will play when answered by a live person or an answering machine and makes three attempts to connect to each number.

Text Messages & Email

If you opt in for text message and/or email alerts in the CodeRED database, those will also be sent.

System Uses

The CodeRED system will only be used for public health, safety and wellness purposes. Examples of times when the CodeRED system could be used include:

  • Bomb threats
  • Chemical spills or gas leaks
  • Drinking water contamination
  • Evacuation notice and route
  • Extended utility outages
  • Fires
  • Floods
  • Hostage situations
  • Missing persons
  • Other incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety

Additionally, an opt-in weather warning service will automatically notify those registered for tornado, flash flood and severe thunderstorm voice alert warnings just minutes after an alert is issued by the National Weather Service.

Additional Information

Residents, business and property owners in Lawrence County are urged to register their contact information in CodeRED, which may include cell phone and other land-based numbers, so they may receive CodeRED calls and alerts for emergency events.

Hearing-Impaired Citizens

For those who are hearing-impaired, the sign-up form offers a TDD only option for tone delivery of CodeRED messages. Messages delivered to phone numbers marked TDD will only be delivered in a TDD / TTY format.


Your contact information remains private and will only be used for critical communications.