Wise County to provide automated severe weather warnings to residents through CodeRED
Following an extensive and thorough evaluation and review of weather alerting systems, Wise County has implemented the CodeRED Weather Warning system, an automated weather warning technology that delivers phone calls, text messages and emails to registered residents and businesses within the direct path of severe weather.
The CodeRED Weather Warning system will serve as the backbone of the county's emergency planning and communications outreach to both residents and Wise County personnel by using the system capabilities to automatically deliver critical weather alerts to those within the projected path of a tornado, severe thunderstorm or flash flood. The system, which was released in 2007, uses advanced polygon methodology and proprietary message delivery to ensure all notifications are delivered to those within the direct path of the storm.
All residents living within Wise County are encouraged to click here and then click on the CodeRED logo to enroll to receive weather warnings. Weather notifications can be delivered by phone calls, text messages or emails, or a combination of the three. Additionally, the CodeRED enrollment page gives residents the opportunity to select which types of severe weather warnings they would like to receive. Residents are reminded that only warnings that impact their exact address will be notified because of advanced technology used to reduce false alarm.
Residents that do not have internet access may call 276-328-7110 to sign up over the phone. Residents will also be receiving a signup form in their real estate tax tickets. This form can be filled out and turned in with their tax payment.