Are You & Your Family Prepared for Severe Weather
Posted by: hcema
Date: Sep 05 2012 11:11 AM
CodeRED is a free warning system used by the Dothan/Houston County EMA to deliver severe weather/ man-made disaster warnings to Houston County residents via cell phones as a text message within seconds after being issued by the National Weather Service. Subscribers receive warning messages any time severe weather threatens Houston County.
CodeRED can provide critical extra time for preparation by first responders and citizens in case severe weather threatens. It has saved lives. Only residents who sign up to receive the warnings will be contacted.
Warnings delivered include, but are not limited to, severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings and tornado warnings.
Not only are registered users alerted of severe weather situations, an ALL CLEAR is sent when the warnings/watches expire.
Again, CodeRED is a free service provided by the Dothan/Houston County EMA to Houston County residents subscribed to the alert system and, if anyone is charged for the service, they need to contact their phone carrier.
Even though Code RED is a free and accurate warning system, many first responders and citizens are not registered. It takes two minutes or less to sign up. Registration can be done through our website www.dothanhoustoncountyema.org and click on the Code RED logo at the bottom of the page or by calling the D/HCEMA office at 334-794-9720. Information needed is fist name, last name, cell phone number including area code and cell phone carrier.