Cuyahoga County ReadyNotify System Offers Expanded Emergency Notices

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John O'Brien: (216) 263-4545; 

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County’s ReadyNotify emergency notification system is in the process of upgrading to a new platform, called CodeRED. ReadyNotify is Cuyahoga County’s emergency notification system. The system is used by the County and any participating communities to send messages concerning emergencies, weather events, and community news. As part of this transition, citizens currently subscribed to ReadyNotify are encouraged re-register in the upgraded system by visiting or downloading the CodeRED Mobile Alert App, available at the iTunes Store or GooglePlay.

“Technology is ever changing,” said County Executive Budish, “Even in the five years since we launched ReadyNotify, the advantages and features of the new ReadyNotify powered by CodeRED offer so much more. It is so important that our residents stay safe during emergencies and ReadyNotify is a powerful tool for that.”

Re-registering is vital for current users to ensure that the system has accurate contact information and to enable added functionality and features of the upgraded system, including targeted weather alerting for home, work or travel, safety alerts like Boil Alerts or other emergency notifications and community specific updates.

To help citizens re-register, over the next few weeks notifications will be sent via ReadyNotify to all current subscribers. The notifications will contain the following language:
  • Text: ACTION NEEDED: To continue receiving messages from the ReadyNotify system, please re-register at For questions call: 216-443-5700.
  • Email/ Phone Call: Cuyahoga County is in the process of upgrading the ReadyNotify System. To ensure you continue receiving notifications from the ReadyNotify system, you must RE-REGISTER at by March 15th, 2019. If you have any questions, please email: or call 216-443-5700.

“Re-registering is so important. It allows the information you receive to be customized to where you spend your time, and what you want alerts about,” said Chief Public Safety and Justice Officer Brandy Carney. “Also, preferences can be updated at any time, so the system is ready to meet your ever-changing needs.”