Emergency Alert Systems

Emergency Alert Systems

Residents can make a difference in how they prepare for hazard conditions. Personal preparedness is the key in keeping your family, and your community, safe during emergencies and disasters. This can be achieved by maximizing awareness and encouraging participation in disaster preparedness activities to affect change at the community level.


Code Red

Madison County instituted the CodeRED Emergency Telephone Notification System. CodeRED,  is a high-speed telephone communications service for emergency notifications. This system allows local officials to send targeted messages to a municipality or across the entire County in case an emergency situation requires immediate action such as a boil-water notice, missing child or evacuation notices.​

Visit CodeRED to sign up.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) All Hazards Weather Radio system is a network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service (NWS) office. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other all-hazard information 24 hours a day. It also broadcasts alerts of non-weather emergencies such as national security, natural, environmental, and public safety information such as Amber Alerts.

Visit NOAA logo to learn more.

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Tornado Siren

An outdoor tornado siren provides warning of approaching danger. Initially designed to warn of air raids, outdoor siren systems have been adapted to warn of natural phenomena such as tornadoes. The limited effectiveness of the outdoor warning siren has led them to be included as part of a multi-faceted public warning system which also includes the NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio system and the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

Find Madison County communities equipped with sirens.



During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is a modernization and integration of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure and will save time when time matters most, protecting life and property.

Visit IPAWS to learn more.

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Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Madison County Sheriff's Office offers a tool to improve communication with the public. The technology allows residents and visitors in Madison County to stay informed about public safety news and emergencies.

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