In the event of an emergency it is imperative for public safety official to be able to reach everyone – especially the most vulnerable to risk – within the affected community. If an emergency were to occur, emergency officials may activate the local Emergency Alert System to broadcast messages.
Safety officials may also use the Community Notification Enrollment System (CODERED) to supply residents – in the affected area – with the latest information via phone through a recorded emergency message. Individuals who have not yet registered their contact information may do by login on to the Community Notification Enrollment System.
In case of an emergency, the system will use its database of phone numbers and physical addresses to contact anyone within the affected area. Depending on the nature of the emergency, the system may attempt to leave a voicemail if the user is unable to answer. (Please note that users must enter both a phone number and valid physical address at the time of registration. Emergency messages may incur mobile phone usage charges. Phones will only be contacted in the event of an emergency.)
The Costilla County Emergency Management is an organization utilized by the county and the incorporated areas therein to manage and coordinate the overall response and recovery activities during periods of emergency/disaster resulting from a natural or human-caused hazard.