BG residents can sign up for CodeRED notifications

Bowling Green City Building

The City of Bowling Green has entered into a partnership with Wood County for a free community notification system – CodeRED. This system will eventually take the place of the Nixle alert system currently being used.

CodeRED provides the city with the ability to notify residents in the event of emergency situations or critical information such as water boil advisories, snow emergencies, or large scale electrical outages.

In order to receive these notifications, residents need to sign up for this free service. A link has been posted on the City’s website,, along the right-hand side with helpful facts and information as well as the opt-in link for residents to register.

Residents are also encouraged to download the free mobile app as well. Personal information will be controlled by CodeRED and will not be released unless compelled to do so by a court of sufficient jurisdiction.

Through this system, residents will receive the type of notification of their choice – voice, text, and/or email. This includes a notification for the visually impaired.