When you're shopping at Walmart, it's not uncommon to hear employees make announcements over the loudspeaker in the store. Most of the time, it's nothing serious and could be something as simple as calling for backup at the cash register. However, there are certain phrases and codes that you need to be aware of.

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Most of us have no idea what the codes heard at Walmart mean. Some of the announcements aren't only for the staff. Codes are used to inform customers of what is happening in the store as well. If you're wondering what the codes mean, you're not alone.

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Knowing what certain Walmart codes mean could help you avoid an unwanted dangerous situation. Common Cents Mom released a list of every emergency code that is used at Walmart, and what they mean. The store used different "color" codes, and each of them has a separate meaning. For instance, a code red means that there is a fire in the store. Code black means that severe and potentially dangerous weather is in the area. Each store has safety measures in place to help customers in case of an emergency.

Why You Should Leave If You Hear "Code Brown" at Walmart

Out of all of the different codes, code brown is considered the most serious. If you hear "Code Brown" inside of a Walmart, you need to get out of there.

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What Does "Code Brown" Mean?

When you hear "Code Brown", it means that there is a shooter on the premises. If you are able, you need to head to an exit immediately. If you’re not near an exit, ask an employee to help you find a safe place to hide.

Here's What Each Walmart Emergency Color Code Means

Hopefully, you'll never hear these codes announced at Walmart, but if you do, at least you'll know what they mean, and how you should act accordingly.

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