The CodeRED system is a free emergency notification service for citizens of Bowie and Miller Counties—including both Texarkanas. This free service alerts citizens to situations such as dangerous weather conditions, evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices and missing child reports.
CodeRED is free, according to area law enforcement, and it takes only “minutes” to sign up and register.
Many Texarkana residents, who were already signed up for the service, reported receiving a phone call early Tuesday morning from CodeRED that alerted them of an emergency situation in which a small girl was taken when her mother was attacked by two men who stole her car.
Information required when signing up for CodeRED includes the user’s first and last name; their physical street address, along with their city, state and ZIP code; and primary telephone number.
Those interested in signing up for CodeRED emergency alerts can do so by visiting the City of Texarkana, Texas, Website at ci.texarkana.tx.us and scrolling down for a link to the CodeRED sign-up page.
Those without Internet service may sign up for alerts by calling 903-798-3181.