Residents of Meridian, NAS Meridian and all city fire districts are reminded to sign up for the free "Code Red" alert notification system.
The system will deliver important messages from designated city officials by phone to Meridian residents, as a whole, or as precise as a city block or one street.
Notification of Haz-Mat spills, lost children or elderly people, evacuation notices, fires, bomb threats, hostage situations and weather alerts will be shared by recorded messages to your phone. Up to 1500 messages can be delivered per minute by the system
The city said its goal is to have a complete database by the end of September. It's funded through a homeland security grant.
Residents may sign-up for the free service in three ways: on the Internet at www.meridianms.org and then click on the 'Code Red' logo; a sign-up form on the back of your September water bill; or pick up forms at designated city offices. Those locations are:
Temporary City Hall
Meridian Police Dept.
Central Fire Station
Public Works Dept.
Parks & Recreation Dept.
Meridian Activity Center
For more information, you may call 601-485-1826.