Every household in Calhoun County that has a wire-line published telephone number is entered into the System. Steve O'Connor, Calhoun County's Emergency Management Coordinator advises all residents to log into the site and register their cell phone numbers as well. Businesses should also register.
The weather warning system can notify residents in the path of a storm within seconds and requires no interaction from emergency personnel once a warning is issued.
O'Connor states county residents are encouraged to register for the new service. "This is an automated system that will automatically call you if a severe weather warning is issued for your area" O'Connor said. "Advance notification of severe weather gives you time to seek shelter and plan ahead."
Residents must sign up for the new CodeRED weather warning system to receive emergency notifications even if they had signed up for the original CodeRED or DeltAlert system. Both of these services are free to Calhoun County residents.
A link to sign up for the voluntary service is posted at the Calhoun County website at SIGN UP FOR ALERT IOWA . If residents do not have internet, they may reuest a form from the Calhoun County Emergency Management office at 712-297-8619.