Emergency Management Director Pat Prunty is urging all Edmonson County residents to enroll in a completely free storm alert system called The CodeRED Weather Warning severe weather alert system.
The system delivers advanced warning of severe weather as soon as a bulletin is issued by the National Weather Service. The system delivers voice calls, text messages and emails to subscribed users within the direct path of the storm. Messages provide residents extra time to prepare that could save lives. Types of alerts include tornado warnings, severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings, tsunami warnings and winter storm warnings.
Prunty said he's seen calls take place faster than the actual emergency call from the NWS weather alerts at dispatch.
CodeRED Weather Warning is automated and requires no human intervention. Notifications are delivered so quickly they often arrive prior to any other public notifications, including television or weather radio broadcasts. CodeRED Weather Warning technology has been highlighted on national media outlets for its effectiveness in early alerting.
"We only have about 300 residents signed up out of approximately 4500 landlines in the county," Prunty said. "The county pays for this valuable service, so it's free to the public. You can also receive calls on your cell phones, too, as well as text messages."
It's easy to sign up. Just click on the link below and you'll be directed to the CodeRED sight where you can fill out a short form and customize the types of alerts you'd like to receive.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR CODE-RED WEATHER ALERTS FOR FREE.