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February 7, 2014

Whitfield County offers winter storm warnings through CodeRED system

Whitfield County has upgraded its early weather alerting system to allow residents to receive winter storm warnings.

The county provides weather warnings through a service called CodeRED Weather Warning, a service of Emergency Communications Network.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), winter storms can immobilize a region and paralyze a city, stranding commuters, stopping the flow of supplies and disrupting emergency and medical services.

“Residents need to be informed and better prepared for these devastating storms. With new winter storm warnings available, our community can do just that,” said Claude Craig, Emergency Management director for Whitfield County.

Winter storm warnings are sent to residents through text and email moments after an alert is issued by the NWS. Notifications are only available to those who have opted in to Whitfield County’s CodeRED system.

To receive an alert for a winter storm warning, residents should log on to Whitfield County’s website at www.whitfieldcountyga.com, click on the CodeRED logo and enter both an email address and a cellphone number. Residents may also select to receive severe thunderstorm, flash flood and tornado warnings through telephone calls to their homes and businesses, email and text messages to their cellphones.

Whitfield County Emergency Management encourages all residents to subscribe to the CodeRED system. If you have signed up in the past please take the time now to update your account to include the new options.

“Now having the option to receive winter storm warnings is an added bonus for the residents that live here and will provide them extra time to prepare if a storm were to impact our area,” Craig said.

For more information on Emergency Communications Network, visit www.ecnetwork.com.

 

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