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The City announced today that Smart911, the public safety service first implemented in 2012, will now offer additional features to enhance communication between the community and public safety agencies.  When a resident or business owner creates a private and secure Safety Profile at www.smart911.com, in addition to providing details about their household to 9-1-1 on emergency calls, Smart911 will now give community members the option to opt-in to receive emergency and general notifications from the City.

This Smart911 option replaces the CodeRed emergency and weather notifications. Since the City of Decatur is no longer using the CodeRed system, all CodeRed users who wish to continue to receive emergency alerts from the city should create a private and secure Safety Profile at www.Smart911.com. (If you have an AT&T land line, that number is already in the system.) Anyone already registered with a Safety Profile at Smart911.com can simply log into their account to opt-in to the new enhanced features.



Have questions? Contact Fire Chief Toni Washington at 404-373-5092 or toni.washington@decaturga.com

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Conditions as of this posting remain above freezing in the City of Decatur, but the temperature is expected to drop late tonight. There is a serious threat of accumulation of ice on trees and power lines tonight and tomorrow, and this combined with expected heavy winds could result in power outages.

As a precaution, please go ahead and fully charge cell phones and medical devices now. If the power does go out, contact Georgia Power at 1-888-891-0938 to report the outage. Georgia Power has crews pre-staged in the area to respond to any losses of power. Please only call 911 in the event of a life-threatening emergency, not simply to report a power outage. You may also call the Decatur Police non-emergency number if you require public safety assistance: 404-373-6551.

If there is a loss of power, the city may use the CodeRED Emergency Notification System to communicate with the community. Please take this opportunity before a power outage occurs to register your phone number here.

About CodeRED:

CodeRED Emergency Notification System is a telephone communication service that allows us to quickly notify citizens of emergency situations requiring immediate action.

All residential phone numbers in the BellSouth/AT&T system should be in the telephone database. All city of Decatur businesses should register, as well as individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the last year, and who use a cellular phone as their primary home phone.

The system can dial up to 50,000 phone numbers per hour and deliver a recorded message to individuals or their answering machines.

Decatur Municipal Court is cancelled for tonight and tomorrow (Wed., Feb. 12) night. Please call 678-553-6655 to reschedule your hearing for a future date.

Most city offices will be closed tomorrow (Wed., Feb. 12), and City Hall will operate with a limited staff. As of this posting, City Hall is expected to open at noon on Thursday, Feb. 13. Continue to check TheDecaturMinute.com for the latest weather updates and city closings.




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