Sign up for CodeRED for emergency alerts and the Charlestown email newsletter for general updates
There are two ways to sign up to automatically receive certain information from the city. To register for each type, click on each of the links below.
Sign up for the Charlestown email newsletter to receive general information
For general information, visit Charlestown Email Newsletter Signup Page. You will be prompted to enter your email address. You will then be given a few options on which email subjects you would like to receive.
Sign up for CodeRED to receive emergency alerts
If you would like to register for the Charlestown Emergency Notification System, known as CodeRED, please access the the city’s CodeRED registration pagethen follow the data prompts to enter your personal information.
You can sign up with your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account, or you can create an account with a unique name and password.
To sign up for CodeRED, select emergency information onlybecause the city uses CodeRED only for emergency information, not for general information.
Update your phone number in CodeRed. Many city residents who have registered in the past have not updated their information. For example, if you registered with a landline that you no longer have, you will not receive the emergency call.
In the summer of 2019, there was a manhunt for a fugitive who escaped in the woods north of Charlestown. Many Old Mill Road and Carolina residents did not receive the stay-at-home notice because their phone numbers previously subject to the CodeRED system were no longer in service.
During a hurricane, the CodeRED system would be used before and after the storm to alert residents to such things as the location of emergency shelters before the storm and sources of drinking water and other aids after the storm.
Signing up for CodeRED is completely voluntary. To learn more about CodeRED in general, you can visit the CodeRED website. But to register for CodeRED Charlestown, please visit the the city’s CodeRED registration page.
Signing up for one service will not sign you up for the other.
If you wish to receive both, you must subscribe to both.