Code Red and Nixle are high-speed mass notification systems designed to notify residents in the event of an emergency. We recommend you register to receive all possible alert notifications including: SMS/text, email, landline, cell phone, and TTY.
EMERGENCY ALERT CENTER: DURING AN EMERGENCY
During an emergency, The Emergency Alert Center will be activated. You will see a flashing red dot in the upper left of this site that will lead to a page with relevant updates for the situation.
The Emergency Alert Center can be found here.
OPT-IN EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS
Code Red alerts emergency calls will originate from 866-419-5000. Non-emergency alert calls will originate from 855-969-4636. Text messages will originate from 218-350-0131. Please be sure to add all three CodeRED emergency alert numbers to your contacts. Residents can now text READYNEVADACOUNTY to 99411 to be linked directly to the sign up page. Please be sure to complete your registration at the link texted to you.
Make sure these numbers are excluded from your do not disturb settings by adding them to your favorites group (iOS) or with exceptions (Android.) You don’t want to miss these calls. Click here to register. If you need help signing up with Code Red please dial 211 or 1-833-DIAL211 for assistance.
Once you have signed up, be sure to optimize Code Red Emergency Alerts for your household.
Do you have more questions? Please see our CodeRED Frequently Asked Questions.
OPT-IN TRUCKEE AREA NOTIFICATIONS
Truckee Police Department and Truckee Fire Protection District routinely provide public messaging and emergency notifications via Nixle to update community members. Click here to register for Nixle.
Monitor local media too. Code Red and Nixle emergency alerts only work when cell phone towers and telephone lines are working.There is no guarantee you will receive an alert during an emergency.
THE HI/LO SIREN SOUND (Video)
Nevada County Sheriff, Grass Valley Police, and Nevada City Police have all installed new sirens on their patrol cars and will only use them for evacuations. Familiarize yourself with the sound and immediately initiate you evacuation plan if you hear it. Nevada County Sheriff’s Office have created a video to help prepare you and your family. You can see and hear it here.
UTILITY COMPANY ALERTS
Make sure your utility company has your updated contact information. If power is to be cut, alerts will be sent to the contact they have on file to serve as advance warning for power outages. For more information contact your utility provider.
Staying informed about weather conditions are important, especially on Red Flag Warning days. The National Weather Service (NWS) provides alert and warning information through official dissemination sources, including NOAA Weather Radio, NOAA Weather Wire Service, and Weather.gov to the public, and the iNWS service for core partners (emergency management community, government partners of an NWS office, or members fo the electronic media who need direct interaction with NWS).
The National Weather Service does not provide direct email/SMS alerts to the general public. Third party sources that deliver email and SMS weather alerts are listed at this link.
WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS
You do not need to sign up for Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). WEA is a public safety system that allows customers who own certain wireless phones and other compatible mobile devices to receive geographically-targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area. Authorized national, state or local government authorities may send alerts regarding public safety emergencies – such as evacuation orders or shelter-in-place orders due to severe weather, a terrorist threat or chemical spill – using WEA.The alerts from authenticated public safety officials are sent through FEMA's Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to participating wireless carriers, which then push the alerts to mobile devices in the affected area. Wireless companies volunteer to participate in WEA, which is the result of a unique public/private partnership between the FCC, FEMA and the wireless industry to enhance public safety. Learn more about WEA here.