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Code Red

Posted: Thursday, April 9th, 2009 at 5:29 am

Keokuk County has implemented the CodeRED Emergency Notification System. Larry Smith, the Keokuk county emergency managemet coordinator says it is known as a reverse 911 system. He says it is an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. The system is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour. It then delivers a recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making there attempts to connect to any number. Smith says the system will only be used for emergency purposes. He says to be safe everyone needs to make sure they are in the database. Smith says Louisa County has been using this system for a while now and it has saved lives and is proud that Keokuk County has CodeRED. To make sure you are in the Database log onto the Keokuk county website at