Absolutely not! CodeRED is used in conjunction with other methods of distributing emergency warning and alerts, such as:
•Coordination with local media outlets
•The Outdoor Warning System (sirens)
•The Emergency Alert System (emergency broadcasts)
No single tool will provide enough warning to all residents in all situations. Each emergency warning method has its limitations. CodeRED is only one component of the overall warning system and should NEVER be replaced as your only means of emergency notification. It is always important to pay attention to your surroundings by monitoring local radio, television, web or official social media sources, or use tools such as an All-Hazards NOAA Weather Radio.