The Saluda County Emergency Management Division is excited to announce that we have licensed the CodeRED Community Notification System to help disseminate important information along with alerting citizens in the path of severe thunderstorms, flash floods, and tornadoes.
A system test will occur on Friday, December 20th, 2020 at 3:00 PM.
The CodeRED system provides Saluda County officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county, as well as deliver severe thunderstorm, flash flood, and tornado warnings to targeted areas.
Saluda County has also been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to issue alerts via the national IPAWS system, which allows emergency officials to disseminate messages to mobile devices located within a geographic area, regardless of where the device is registered. This ensures that emergency information can be disseminated as widely as possible.
“The implementation of CodeRED in Saluda County is an absolute game changer” says Saluda County Emergency Management Director Josh Morton. “In the past, we’ve had to rely on traditional and social media to help get information out to the public during an emergency. Now, we have the ability to contact citizens quickly and directly to make sure that everyone has the information they need to stay safe during an emergency or disaster situation.”
Saluda County EMD encourages everyone to click on the CodeRED logo located at the top of the home page, or text “SaludaCoAlerts” to 99411 from your mobile phone, and enter your contact information to ensure all of the data in our system is accurate and current.
If you do not have Internet access, please contact a friend or family member to help add your contact information to the emergency database. Citizens can also call the Saluda County Emergency Management Division directly at 864-445-2529 Monday-Friday from 8:30 to 5:00 for assistance.