A mobile alert app is now available through CodeRED, the City’s mass notification system. The app, which is a free download for iPhone and Android subscribers, will allow Garland residents, as well as those traveling through the area, to receive community and emergency alerts via notifications to their smartphones. Residents who have enrolled for the CodeRED System will continue to receive voice calls, text messages and emails; however, the app is designed to keep users safe and informed while on the go. While the app is free, users must subscribe to the GPS service.
CodeRED includes automated severe weather warnings, which are launched when the National Weather Service issues a warning (telephone only). Participants must “opt-in” to receive the automatic weather warnings. To register, visit GarlandTx.gov and click on the CodeRED icon and follow the prompts. Hard copy registration forms are available at City Hall, the Duckworth Utility Services Building and all library branch locations.