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CodeRed Weather is a bonus feature of CodeRed that St. Mary’s County
Residents can option in while signing up for CodeRED. The CodeRED
Weather Warning will automatically
call citizens when severe weather (tornado, flash flood, severe
thunderstorm, winter storm and tsunami) warnings are issued by the
National Weather Service for your address. The CodeRed Weather
Warning System calls only when warnings are issued and only if your
address is in the path of the storm.
What message will I
receive from CodeRed Weather?
CodeRed Weather will
deliver a pre-recorded alert message directly to your resident’s phones
in the projected path of the severe weather. The system automatically
sends these notifications when the National Weather Service issues a
Warning - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Does CodeRed Weather Work?
CodeRed Weather uses GIS
based calls integrated with the “Storm Based Warnings” provided directly
from the National Weather Service (NWS). Codered Weather Warning
monitors NWS bulletins that identify the severity of the warning; exact
area(s) affected; and the predicted heading of the threatening storm to
determine call parameters. CodeRed Weather Warning then creates a
calling database of all subscribers within the projected area of the
severe weather. This calling database is then immediately
submitted to the CodeRed Weather Warning automated calling system.
By eliminating the need for human intervention to active warnings
CodeRed Weather has significantly decreased the response time required
for citizen notifications when severe weather is imminent.