Friday, March 23, 2018

New Emergency Notification System Launched For Scott County

We would like to announce the launch of a new emergency notification system for Scott County!

The local emergency notification system will be labeled “SCAlerts” (Scott County Alerts).  SCAlerts, powered by the CodeRED system, will serve as the backbone of the county’s public information and warning system during emergencies or disasters. The platform will allow public safety officials to communicate with residents and personnel by sending telephone calls, text messages, emails, posts to social media and Mobile Alert app messages, to inform residents of emergencies and better protect life and property.

This system will provide city and county officials with a reliable, easy-to-use method for ensuring our public is informed when it comes to threats and hazards which might impact our community.  We are eager to begin using this technology to enhance our emergency preparedness plans.  We anticipate using the system to notify residents of evacuations, shelter-in-place orders, fires, floods, public health emergencies, and more.

Scott County Emergency Management has also contracted the CodeRED Weather Warning system, an automated weather warning technology that delivers phone calls, text messages, and emails to registered residents and businesses within the direct path of severe weather. The CodeRED Weather Warning system is an opt-in service that automatically notifies those registered of tornado, flash flood, and severe thunderstorm warnings just moments after an alert is issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). 

All residents living within Scott County are encouraged to click on the SCAlerts tab at the top of this site to learn more about the system, and to register using their landline and cell phone numbers, text and email addresses. No one should assume they are automatically part of the emergency contact database.

Any questions or concerns regarding the new system can be directed to Tim Stoecklein, Emergency Manager, by phone or email; (620) 874-8547 or

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