On Thursday, January 2, 2014, the CodeRED emergency notification system delivered nearly two million calls to residents and businesses in the projected path of the Nor´Easter that impacted the mid-Atlantic Coast.
The CodeRED system, a service of Emergency Communications Network, is used by authorized government officials globally to deliver timely, public safety alerts regarding preparedness and recovery efforts related to critical events including winter storms.
The CodeRED Mobile Alert app, a public safety mobile communications tool, also pushed nearly 6,000 real-time, hyperlocal multimedia alerts to mobile subscribers within the location of a notification initiated by officials. Mobile messages and phone, text and email notifications warned of hazardous road conditions, heavy snow accumulations, wind chill factors and requests to remove vehicles for snow plowing.
In addition, the system also delivered more than 100,000 text and email notifications.