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Conway, South Carolina – In October of 2013, Horry County began utilizing the CodeRED® emergency notification system giving county officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour.
The CodeRED® system enables individuals and businesses the functionality to add their telephone numbers directly to the system’s database. The system was recently updated which now allows users to add multiple addresses and as many phone numbers as needed for other family members or employees. The system also allows email addresses as the emergency notification can be broadcast via phone, text or email.
To date, the CodeRED® system for Horry County has over 111,000 phone numbers registered in the database. Citizens that have not yet signed up for the free notifications may log onto Horry County’s website, click on “Departments” on the top menu. There are links to the CodeRED® system on the Fire Rescue, Public Information, Sherriff’s Office, Police Department and Emergency Management pages.
All contact information provided remains private and will only be used for emergency notifications. Anyone without Internet access may call the Horry County Public Information Office at (843) 915-5390, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to give their information over the phone to be added to the CodeRED® system. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. Boxes), city, state, zip code, primary phone number and additional phone numbers are optional.
No one should automatically assume that his or her phone number is included. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the last year, and those who use a cellular phone as their primary home phone. Out of state property owners are also encouraged to sign up. Since the system is geographically based, street addresses are needed to select which phone numbers will receive emergency notification calls in any given situation.
Other CodeRED® features:
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