Hurricane Sandy reinforced the importance of communication during anemergency.
The City of White Plains utilizes a system called CodeRed to communicate important information to residents and business owners. Right now, CodeRed utilizes land lines as the primary means of contact. As we saw during Hurricane Sandy, however, if you have no phone service, your ability to receive these important messages is limited. Residents and businesses do have the ability to input their cellular phones and/or e-mail addresses into the system as well.
Doing so will ensure that you receive important communications even if the service to your land line is down.
Adding this information to the CodeRed system is easy. Go to the City of White Plains website and click on the icon for CodeRed on the home page. You will be brought directly to the Community Notification Enrollment page. From there, simply input the requested information and click “submit.” Your information will not be shared with anyone else.
Now is the time to take this quick and easy step to ensure that if and when another emergency arises, we will be able reach you. I urge you take a few minutes and add your cell number and/or email to the system.
The City of White Plains contributed this article.