After Saturday’s Emergency Alert for Blue Earth County, several residents wondered how they too, could receive alerts. Blue Earth County says it is through Code RED.

The CodeRED emergency notification system provides Blue Earth County with a high speed telephone calling, e-mail and text messaging system capable of delivering customized emergency messages directly to homes, businesses and mobile telephone users. Notification information can also be sent out to those who follow Blue Earth County on social media via Twitter and Facebook.  CodeRED sends critical communications such as tornado warnings, missing child alerts and evacuation notices.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to register for emergency notification alerts online or by calling (507) 304-4920 for assistance.