Lexington County CodeRED not issued for emergency Wednesday morn - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Lexington County CodeRED not issued for emergency Wednesday morning

Lexington County CodeRED not issued for emergency Wednesday morning

Lexington County officials have addressed why some people received CodeRED calls early Wednesday morning. The notification did not indicate an emergency. Lexington County officials have addressed why some people received CodeRED calls early Wednesday morning. The notification did not indicate an emergency.
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

Lexington County officials have addressed why some people received CodeRED calls early Wednesday morning. The notification did not indicate an emergency. 

"The calls that were sent out were not for an emergency notification, rather, to alert residents that the County is now utilizing this program to deliver time-sensitive public safety information and how our residents can sign up for it," Lexington County spokesperson Harrison Cahill said. 

Some took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to question the alert. 

Cahill says that if residents receive a call or email from CodeRED that it is not a scam. It is a legitimate system, utilized also by SCEMD.

Copyright 2018 WIS. All rights reserved. 

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • Divided Koreans hold out hope that, after decades, they'll see long-lost family

    Divided Koreans hold out hope that, after decades, they'll see long-lost family

    Monday, April 23 2018 2:02 AM EDT2018-04-23 06:02:25 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 2:02 AM EDT2018-04-23 06:02:25 GMT
    Kwon Moon-kook left behind his parents and two brothers in North Korea, thinking he would quickly be able to return. (Source: CNN)Kwon Moon-kook left behind his parents and two brothers in North Korea, thinking he would quickly be able to return. (Source: CNN)

    Millions of Korean were left permanently divided from family on the other side when the war ended in 1953, and for many time is running out for a reunion. 

    More >>

    Millions of Korean were left permanently divided from family on the other side when the war ended in 1953, and for many time is running out for a reunion. 

    More >>
  • Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video

    Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-04-21 21:46:07 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 1:59 AM EDT2018-04-23 05:59:03 GMT
    Syracuse University permanently expels fraternity for "extremely racist" video. (Source: WSYR/CNN)Syracuse University permanently expels fraternity for "extremely racist" video. (Source: WSYR/CNN)

    Syracuse University has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire.

    More >>

    Syracuse University has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire.

    More >>
  • Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there's no 'Plan B'

    Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there's no 'Plan B'

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-04-22 15:04:45 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-04-23 05:57:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michel Euler). France's President Emmanuel Macron walks out of the lobby of the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, April 20, 2018, to welcome Senegalese President Macky Sall. Senegalese President Macky Sall is in France for a five-day visit.(AP Photo/Michel Euler). France's President Emmanuel Macron walks out of the lobby of the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, April 20, 2018, to welcome Senegalese President Macky Sall. Senegalese President Macky Sall is in France for a five-day visit.

    French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing that there's no "Plan B".

    More >>

    French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing that there's no "Plan B".

    More >>
Powered by Frankly