Have you ever wished you had known about a road closure in advance or impending severe weather? Sign up for Vinton emergency alerts and notices, including inclement weather warnings, with CodeRED and be informed of these and other important alerts and notices!
The Town of Vinton has recently implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service, for residents and businesses in the Town of Vinton and East Roanoke County.
The CodeRED system will serve as part of the backbone of the Town of Vinton's outreach to citizens, businesses, and Town of Vinton personnel by using the system capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, emails, and social media in an effort to effectively inform residents to protect life and property. CodeRED, among other notification systems available, was selected for its unrivaled reliability and accuracy, as well as the system's global use. Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for successfully locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals and issuing timely warnings.
Learn how the CodeRED Emergency Notification system works in this short video.
The Town of Vinton has been provided an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers; however, all residents and businesses located within Town of Vinton and East Roanoke County limits are encouraged to visit the link below and enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email address. No one should automatically assume they are in the emergency contact database. Please note: CodeRED messages will have the caller ID number of 866-419-5000 for emergencies, the caller ID number 855-969-4636 for non-emergencies, and the caller ID number 800-566-9780 for the weather warning system. It is highly recommended you program the numbers in your cell phone as a "new contact" and use "CodeRED Emergency", "CodeRED General", and CodeRED Weather" as the contact names for the numbers. Text messages will come from the number 76993.
To register online, go to CodeRed's Community Notification Enrollment Portal, or click on either of the CodeRED icons at the top or near the bottom of this web page. You can also text the word TOVAlerts to 99411 to receive a direct link to the signup portal on your mobile device. Once on the CodeRED enrollment portal, you can enter your contact information and select the types of alerts you’d like to receive. There is no charge to you to sign up for this service.
View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about CodeRED.
Find out more information on our CodeRED Alert System webpage.