DeKalb's Alert System Gets Upgraded
The county's Code Red Emergency Communications will now send severe weather alerts to registered residents.
DeKalb County's Public Safety Director William Z. Miller held a press conference today to outline a revamped weather alert system for the public.
Known as Code Red Weather Warning, the system has been upgraded by the DeKalb Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) for the purpose of providing severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service to county residents via telephone. Speaking at the county's police headquarters in Tucker, Miller said, "you may also choose which alerts you want to be notified for, and the choices are tornado warnings, severe thunderstorm warnings, and flash floods."
The severe weather warnings are an addition to the existing Code Red system that sends critical communications such as evacuation notices and missing child alerts.
Miller stressed that the service is free and that in order to receive notifications, the public must register here on the county website. He added that contact information will remain private and will only be used for notifications to affected citizens.
Additional information is available from DEMA at 770-270-0413.