Johnston County is moving toward a new emergency notification system to provide timely information to community members. The new system is called JOCOAlerts and is currently enrolling those interested in emergency alerts. In cases such as approaching hurricanes, sheltering or evacuating in a severe weather or hazardous materials event, assisting in locating a missing person or a disruption to utilities, the county will be able to call citizens in the affected areas and provide vital information.
Anyone who wants to participate in the Johnston County CodeRED system will need to register with the new system. To register for JOCOAlerts, go to www. johnstonnc.com and click on the JOCOAlerts logo which is located under the photos on the homepage. This will direct link you with the registration area of the JOCOAlerts System. All residents are encouraged to register prior to July. If you do not have internet access or would like further information, contact Johnston County Emergency Services at (919) 989-5050 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.