The City of Flint is launching a new notification system called Alert Flint that sends Flint-specific emergency notifications to individuals who sign up. The City is using the CodeRED emergency notification system, which operates in thousands of municipalities nationwide.
“The Alert Flint notification system will allow us to quickly deliver vital information to the Flint community during emergencies,” Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “This gives our residents the opportunity to be better prepared in the event of an emergency and will help protect the lives, safety, and welfare of our citizens.”
Community members can sign up online or text ‘Flint’ to 99411. When you click the registration link, you will be prompted to create an account. This will allow you to enter your contact information and choose how you would like to receive alerts: via telephone, text message, and/or email.
With this new free system, individuals can choose to receive alerts via cell phone, landline, text, email, TTY, and/or social media. The high-speed system can reach people across the city in seconds, ensuring critical information can be quickly shared for situations like:
• Street maintenance activities
• Boil filtered water advisories
• Missing children
• Active shooter
• Natural disasters
• Evacuation/shelter in place notices
Individuals who sign up will receive important alerts and instructions specific to the area around their address via cell phone, text, or email. To receive notifications, a Flint address must be indicated. Flint business owners and workers can sign up with their business address to receive relevant notifications.
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. Personal data is secure in the system.
CodeRED Mobile Alert App
Individuals can also download the mobile app and receive notifications based on their current location. This would enable residents to receive emergency alerts if they are in any area where an alert has been issued, including another area of Flint or any area of the country where the CodeRED emergency alert system is utilized.
The CodeRED Mobile Alert App is free to download on the App Store and Google Play.