A severe weather mass notification system rocked portions of Missouri and Arkansas Wednesday, spawning at least two tornadoes that left a path of destruction across several neighborhoods. Numerous buildings and homes were destroyed and several residents were injured and left in the dark. As a result of these storms, Missouri’s governor issued a state of emergency. CodeRED Weather Warning proved its value for clients in those affected communities yesterday, providing residents early warning with extra time to prepare.
In Missouri alone yesterday, more than 51,000 automated CodeRED Weather Warning calls notified residents of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods. Nearly 55,000 automated CodeRED Weather Warning calls notified residents in Arkansas of the same severe weather phenomena on Wednesday. Residents received warnings directly on their phone, just moments after an alert was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). The most valuable part of this life-saving technology? There’s no need for human intervention.
In addition to CodeRED Weather Warning, the CodeRED Mobile Alert app also notified mobile subscribers within the reach of the warnings. The app is geo-aware, so no matter where you are traveling, if a severe weather warning is issued by the NWS you will receive the alert that directly affects you—right on your mobile device. Forecasters predict additional potential for tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail today in Alabama, Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Take a proactive approach with CodeRED Weather Warning – the call before the storm.