The City of University City is pleased to announce its new emergency notification system, CodeRED.  CodeRED is a high-speed, Web-based mass notification system that has been in use since 1998. It is used by more than 3,000 state and local government entities across the United States and Canada. The system gives University City the ability to push text notifications and send telephone calls to numerous numbers for the purpose of delivering critical communications.

With CodeRED Weather Warnings, automated warnings launch just moments after a bulletin has been issued by the National Weather Service for severe thunderstorms, flash floods, tornadoes, and winter storms near the community.

Code Red


CodeRED Weather Warning sends automated alerts after a severe thunderstorm warning, tornado warning, or flash flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service.

You must opt-in to receive these special alerts.  This system operates around the clock, 24 hours a day.  If you have already registered for CodeRED in the past and do not wish to receive these new special alerts, you will continue to receive the normal voice-activated alerts and do not have to take any action.

Residents and Businesses, click on link to register for CodeRED notifications,


This system allows University City Public Safety to telephone all or targeted areas of the City in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil-water notice, missing child, or evacuation notices). 


This system will only be used for emergency purposes.

All your information will remain completely private and will only be used to notify you of critical situations.

Examples of times when the CodeRED system could be utilized:

  • Drinking water contamination
  • Utility outage
  • Evacuation notice and routes
  • Street closures
  • Missing persons
  • Fires or floods
  • Bomb threats
  • Hostage situations
  • Chemical spills or gas leaks
  • Other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life