How do I sign up for CodeRED and why should I enroll?

If you maintain a landline telephone number you may already be included in the CodeRED Emergency Alert System database. The database is updated quarterly for listed landlines. However, you should not assume you are signed up or that all your preferences are correct. You can sign up for the service in two ways: You can go online at and go to the CodeRED link at the bottom of the page or call City Hall at (903)849-6853 and they will sign you up. The following should register for CodeRED: 1. Households and/or businesses that do not maintain a landline telephone. 2. Individuals who use a mobile telephone as their primary telephone or who wish to be contacted when they are away from their landline telephone. 3. Individuals with unlisted telephone numbers 4. Businesses or residents who have changed their telephone number or address (generally within the past twelve months). 5. All businesses (enter the preferred telephone number for delivery of emergency messages, which may be a number other than their primary business line).

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1. What is CodeRED and why is it important to me?
2. What types of emergencies will CodeRED be used for and how often will it be used?
3. Who determines when a notice will be issued?
4. What options do I have when I sign up for CodeRED?
5. How do I sign up for CodeRED and why should I enroll?
6. Is there a cost for enrolling in CodeRED?
7. Does enrollment in the CodeRED Emergency Alert System automatically register me for the Severe Weather Warning System?
8. What if I don't want all of the weather notifications provided by the Severe Weather Warning System?
9. Can I register more than one telephone number?
10. What if I want to opt out of all CodeRED notifications?
11. Can TTY/TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) equipment receive CodeRED notifications?
12. What if I'm not home to receive the alert message?
13. What precautions are being taken to protect personal information?
14. I have a cordless phone and it does not work when the power goes out. How will the system be able to contact me?
15. What should I do if I receive a CodeRED message?