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Scott encourages District 1 residents to sign up for “Code Red”

Monday October 24, 2011

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Councilwoman Attica Scott is encouraging residents and businesses of District 1 to take advantage of the new community wide alert system unveiled on Monday by Mayor Greg Fischer. Code Red is a system that can notify residents of an emergency by email, text or phone alerts.

“Code Red can go a long way in keeping everyone in a community aware of an emergency or weather situation,” says Scott. “But signing up to be under Code Red’s warning system is the key. Residents have to make the effort to be part of this new system.”

After a chemical explosion at Carbide Industries this past summer, the Mayor promised a system that would be more direct in communications with residents near any kind of emergency.

“The people who live in the Rubbertown area must take advantage of this system. We are always mindful of the issues surrounding public safety whenever there is any kind of incident,” says Scott. “Over the years, companies in the area have done a good job working with emergency management officials whenever anything happens. This is the next logical step.”

To sign up for Code Red just go to www.louisvilleky.gov. The signup process will walk you through the various options of alerts and how a household or company can be notified of an emergency.

Scott says her office will work with residents along the Rubbertown Corridor to inform them of the new alert system. She says people should also be aware that the Our Call system will officially end on December 31st so it is imperative that elderly residents and others get signed up for Code Red.

Sponsor:
Attica Scott (D) 1