Crawford County adds winter storm alerts to its warning system

September 19, 2012 

Crawford County has upgraded its weather alert system to allow residents there to get winter storm warnings.

“Residents need to be informed and better prepare for these devastating storms. With new winter storm warnings available, our community can do just that,” Jake Watson, the county’s Emergency Management Agency director, said in a statement.

Crawford County provides weather warnings through a service called CodeRED Weather Warning. Winter storm warnings are sent to residents through text and e-mail moments after an alert is issued by the National Weather Service. Notifications are only available to those who have opted in to the warning system.

To receive an alert for a winter storm warning, residents should log on to the Crawford County website at and enter both an e-mail address and a cell phone number.

Residents may also choose to receive severe thunderstorm, flash flood and tornado warnings through telephone calls to their homes and businesses, as well as e-mail and text messages to their cell phones.

The CodeRED system upgrade comes at no additional cost to the Crawford County contract with Emergency Communications Network.

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