In November of 2015, Winston County began using the CodeRED Weather Warning Service. CodeRED Weather Warning is a free to the user, weather warning product that taps into the National Weather Service’s Storm Based Warnings. CodeRED automatically alerts affected citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued. Calls are delivered so quickly they often arrive prior to any other public notifications.
Local citizens have been able to enroll in the system since November 2015 and many have done so, but there are many others who have not yet taken advantage of this free service. Local Businesses are encouraged to enroll as well. When residents enroll to receive CodeRED Weather Warning notifications, they can select the types of alerts they would like to receive, that include severe thunderstorm warnings, tornado warnings and flash flood warnings.
Alerts can come to your cell phone, home phone (landline), as a text message or as an email or all of the above.
The CodeRED link can be found on the following websites:
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