The City of Detroit has launched a new notification system called Detroit Alerts 365 that sends Detroit-specific emergency notifications to individuals who sign up. The Michigan city is using the CodeRED emergency notification system to support the new initiative.
With this system, individuals can choose to receive alerts via cell phone, landline, text, email or social media. The high-speed system can reach people across the city in seconds, ensuring critical information can be quickly shared for situations such as:
- Severe weather warnings from the National Weather Service
- Public safety advisories
- Flooding/natural disasters
- Evacuation/shelter in place notices
- Boil water advisories
Detroit Alerts 365 provides users with alerts and instructions based on the area around their address. The alerts can be targeted to specific streets, neighborhoods, regions or the entire city, and are available in multiple languages.