Live, work, or play in Polk County? Want make sure you are notified of emergencies 24/7/365? Polk County encourages everyone to sign up for CodeRED to receive emergency alert notifications that require immediate action or awareness (such as emergency evacuations, missing children or vulnerable adults, or boil water alerts). If you want these free notifications sent to your cell phone, VoIP phone, or email account you must register on the CodeRED website for Polk County. Custom weather alerts are now available if you create a managed account!
You will only get notices for your location. If you have a cell phone, you will be notified even if you're not at home. If you have a cabin or business this is a great way to stay informed at all times. You can create a separate work and home account to get alerts at two locations.
We also have a mobile app! Bonus, in addition to getting Polk County alerts, many other places around the US also use CodeRED. If the area you're travelling in is covered the mobile app can alert you of situations without additional sign-ups.
If you have any questions about CodeRED, please contact the Polk County Communications Center at (715) 485-8300.