Alerts & Notifications

Weather & Emergency Alerts

The City of Fayetteville uses CodeRED to send weather and emergency alerts by phone, email and text. Citizens and business owners are recommended to sign up for these alerts, which send notifications such as boil water alerts, bio-terrorism alerts, etc., by telephone or email.

CodeRED works with the National Weather Service and can issue the following weather warnings:
  • Tornado Warning - Issued when there is evidence based on radar or a reliable spotter report that a tornado is imminent or occurring.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Issued when there is evidence based on radar or a reliable spotter report that a thunderstorm is producing, or about to produce, wind gusts of 58 mph or greater, structural wind damage, and/or hail one inch in diameter or greater.
  • Flash Flood Warning - Issued when flash flooding is imminent, generally within the next one to three hours. Usually issued based on observed heavy rainfall (measured or radar estimated), but may also be issued for significant dam breaks that have occurred or are imminent.

Emergency Alert Tips

  • Keep your address updated. This is important because the system can issue alerts based on a geo-targeted area.
  • For more information, please view our frequently asked questions.

Non-Emergency Notifications

The City of Fayetteville offers non-emergency notifications through a separate system, which notifies citizens of road and lane closures, city-sponsored events, meetings, newsletters, bids/RFPs/RFQs, and more. These notifications are sent primarily through email, with some text messaging options available for time-sensitive categories.

Please ensure you confirm your subscription(s) in your email or text inbox after signing up. You won't receive notifications until your subscription is confirmed.