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What are CodeRED notifications?

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CodeRED is the emergency notification system the City of Fargo uses to inform residents of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Once activated, the system will attempt to contact citizens up to three times and will leave messages in voicemail boxes and on answering machines. Messages can be sent to the entire city or to selected areas or neighborhoods.

What is CodeRED used for?

CodeRED alerts are issued for a variety of situations, including natural disasters, terrorism threats, gas leaks, water contamination, chemical spills, missing child alerts, severe weather such as tornados and flash flooding, and for general community notifications.

Sign up for CodeRED alerts

The only way to be sure your information is entered into the CodeRED system is to sign up for the notifications. To include your information in the CodeRED system, visit the sign-up page. You will be asked to provide at least your phone number and home address so that notifications made only to selected neighborhoods will be accurate. Your information will only be used for CodeRED notification purposes. If you are unable to signup online, call 701.476.4068.

When you sign up for CodeRED notifications you are choosing to receive emergency alerts issued by city officials; you may also choose to receive these optional alerts:

  • Severe weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service:
    • Tornado
    • Severe Thunderstorm
    • Flash Flood
  • General notifications (example: change in garbage pick-up schedule)

Please assist family, friends, and neighbors in signing up for the CodeRED system if they are unable to do so themselves. Residents can also call 701.476.4068 for assistance.