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New emergency notification system Alert Citrus replaces CodeRED in December

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Posted at 12:13 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 12:19:32-05

A new emergency notification system is on its way to Citrus County.

Residents who depended on CodeRED to be informed about emergencies and other critical events in Citrus County now are being encouraged to switch over to a new system set to debut next month.

Starting Dec. 14, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office will begin using Alert Citrus to communicate with residents and businesses to deliver critical information in times of emergencies.

The sheriff's office is working with  Everbridge, a company specializing in unified critical communications, to keep Citrus residents, department staff members and emergency personnel informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements via Alert Citrus.

Residents can encouraged to register immediately to receive the alerts at https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725586#/signup.