Kittson County uses the CodeRED messaging system to distribute emergency information and critical community alerts. Examples include: hazardous weather warnings, evacuation notices and missing child reports.
Residents and businesses can sign up to receive emergency notifications via telephone, cell phone, text message and/or email.
If you cannot register online, you can call the County's Emergency Management Office at 218.843.2113 and speak with someone who can register for you.
A CodeRed emergency message will have a caller ID of 866.419.5000. You can program this number into your cell phone as a contact. After you receive a message, you can dial this number to hear the message again. (CodeRED Automatic Severe Weather alerts will have a caller ID of 800.566.9780 for phone calls and a short code of 769993 for text notifications.)
The CodeRED system will leave the message on an answering machine. If the line is busy, it will try two more times to connect.
There are some circumstances that might prevent a message from being delivered:
Your contact information has changed and ou have hot registered your new information.
You only have a cordless phone and your power is out.
Your line is buy for an extended period and your calls do not forward to voice mail
You have a privacy manager on your main phone and you did not register an alternate number.