Reservation alert system being offered
Notifies people of severe weather, evacuations, and more
Last updated 4/24/2019 at 11:21am
Those living on the Colville Indian Reservation can now sign up to receive alerts regarding severe weather, road conditions, evacuation notices and more.
The Colville Business Council announced that the tribes will be using the Colville Reservation Emergency Alert System by CodeRED.
“This system enhances public safety as it expands the number of people who will have access to Reservation Emergency Alerts such as: building closures, evacuation notices, road conditions, missing persons and severe weather. These notifications can be sent directly to cell phones, as a voice message to a landline phone, as an email, or by all three methods to assure you receive alerts,” the Tribe said in a press release.
The system notifications require a physical reservation address within the Colville Reservation perimeter, but persons who reside off the reservation can use the Lucy F. Covington Government Building Address (21 Colville St., Nespelem, WA 99155).
Those who want to opt-in to the system to receive emergency alerts can sign up through the Tribe’s website at at http://www.colvilletribes.com/EMAlert by downloading the CodeRED app.
The CodeRED app is also available on Google Play or the Apple Store.
“It is important to keep phone numbers or email address up-to-date and they can be updated anytime from the link on the Tribe’s website,” the press release says. “Anyone can ‘unsubscribe’ at any time.”
“Having a state-of-the art emergency alert system for the Colville Reservation is extremely beneficial for our community,” Colville Tribal Chairman Rodney Cawston said. “The regular occurrences of wildfire, flash flooding, and winter storms that happen here is pretty shocking. This alert system is vital to keeping our membership and community safe.”