Sign up for community updates and emergency notifications
The City of Flint urges residents, businesses, and workers to sign up for Alert Flint to receive timely emergency notifications, as well as community updates. Alert Flint sends Flint-specific notifications through the CodeRED system—a tool used by emergency services teams and municipalities nationwide. This free service enables you to choose how you would like to receive alerts: via telephone, text message, and/or email.
We will use this tool to provide critical information in a variety of situations, including:
• Street maintenance updates
• Boil filtered water advisories
• Missing children
• Active shooter
• Natural disasters
• Community updates
Update your notification preferences
For each contact method, you can choose to enroll in only emergency notifications, or both emergency and general notifications. Check or uncheck the boxes to select your preferences.
Benefits of Flint Alerts
There are several benefits to enrolling in Alert Flint. During an emergency, real-time updates can provide life-saving instructions and information.
- Notifications are on the go with you. When you sign up, you will receive important alerts via cell phone, text, or email.
- You will receive notifications targeted to a specific area experiencing emergency conditions.
- Alerts can be targeted to specific streets, neighborhoods, regions, or the entire city.
- Users can register with multiple Flint addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.
- Flint business owners and workers can sign up with a Flint business address to receive relevant notifications.
- Your personal data is secure in the CodeRED system.
Alert Flint will also be used for non-emergency community messages, like street closures and city services updates.
Download the CodeRED Mobile Alert App to receive messages based on your current location
Alert Flint notifications may be sent citywide to all registered users, or they may be targeted to specific areas. In addition to registering for Alert Flint, download the CodeRED Mobile Alert App to receive alerts based on your current location.
The app can send you alerts whenever you are in an area that has issued an alert through the CodeRED system. This could be an area of Flint away from your home, or any area of the country you are visiting that uses the CodeRED system.
Alert Flint Frequently Asked Questions
What is CodeRED and what is it used for?
CodeRED is an electronic notification system that enables local officials to notify residents and businesses of emergencies or other community updates that may require action. Alerts come via telephone, text message, and email.
When will CodeRED be used?
Any time there is an urgent public safety message. Officials will send messages to alert you of emergency details, instructions, or precautions that you need in order for you to make well-informed decisions and remain safe. The alert system will also be used for community updates on street maintenance activities and other city services.
Why is CodeRED important to me?
This is one of the communications tools used by local officials to keep you informed and prepared for any emergency that may occur in the area.
Is there a cost to register for CodeRED?
There is no cost to register to receive CodeRED phone calls, text messages, and email.
Can I register more than one phone number or email for my address?
Yes, you can register more than one phone number and email address for your residence and business.
How will I know when CodeRED is calling?
CodeRED messages will come from 866-419-5000 – we recommend you program this number into your phone as a contact and use Alert Flint as the name.