Lyon County launches CodeRED Weather Warning
Lyon County recently upgraded their CodeRED system to include CodeRED Weather Warning in order to provide residents and businesses with automated severe weather alerts. The opt-in service will automatically notify those registered of tornado, flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings just moments after an alert has been issued by The National Weather Service (NWS). To receive severe weather warnings, residents and businesses must first visit Lyon County’s CodeRED enrollment page at www.lyonco.org.
Individuals are encouraged to enter both a cell phone number and email address as well as to select the types of weather warnings they wish to receive. Tammy VanOverbeke, Lyon County Emergency Management, director, encourages all citizens to enroll to receive CodeRED Weather Warnings.
“The CodeRED system provides our Lyon County with numerous benefits; we use it to keep our residents informed by issuing emergency related messages. Now, CodeRED Weather Warning is an additional tool we will use to help keep our citizens safe and to provide them with additional time to prepare during severe weather events,” VanOverbeke said.
The system’s advanced technology is designed to quickly notify residents in the direct path of projected weather as issued by the National Weather Service, to help eliminate false alarms.
“This is a valuable feature as those citizens who do receive an alert, will be able to take immediate protective actions,” VanOverbeke said. “CodeRED Weather Warning will keep our community prepared if severe weather strikes; therefore, it’s vital that all residents enroll to receive alerts or to update their information within the database if they have recently moved or changed contact information.”
CBS Evening News, among other news outlets and other public safety agencies across the country, have successfully credited CodeRED Weather Warning notifications for potentially saving lives by delivering notifications to those impacted well ahead of the storm.
The severe weather alert service comes as an enhancement to the Lyon County’s current CodeRED system, which informs citizens of time sensitive information that may impact their overall safety and wellbeing.