Georgetown County residents can sign up for emergency phone alerts

akelley@thesunnews.comMarch 18, 2014 

The Georgetown County Emergency Management Division is now using CodeRED to notify residents.

CodeRED notifications can be sent via phone, text or email. Residents should sign up to ensure notifications can be received.

“If your phone number is not in the database, you will not receive these alerts,” said emergency management director Sam Hodge.

To sign up find the “Emergency Alert Center” link at, or call 545-3273.

“CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information,” Hodge said.

Horry County most recently used the CodeRED feature during a standoff in Forestbrook earlier this month to alert residents in the neighborhood about the police activity.

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