Troup County 911 has upgraded its early weather alerting system to allow residents to receive winter storm warnings. The Troup County 911 Center provides weather warnings through a service called CodeRED Weather Warning, a service of Emergency Communications Network.
According to The National Weather Service, winter storms can immobilize a region a paralyze a city, stranding commuters, stopping the flow of supplies and disrupting emergency and medical services.
“Residents need to be informed and better prepare for these devastating storms. With new winter storm warnings available, our community can do just that,” said Suzy Noles, director of Troup County 911.
Winter storm warnings are sent to residents through text and email moments after an alert is issued by the National Weather Service. Notifications are only available to those who have opted in to Troup County’s CodeRED system.
To receive an alert for a winter storm warning, residents should log on to the Troup County website at troupcountyga.org or city of LaGrange website at lagrange-ga.org and enter both an email address and a cell phone number. Anyone that does not have Internet access may call Troup County 911 non-emergency number at 706-883-1700 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and give the contact information to be entered.
Residents may also elect to receive severe thunderstorm, flash flood and tornado warnings through telephone calls to their homes and businesses, email and text messages to their cell phones.
Troup County 911 officials encouraged all residents to subscribe to their CodeRED system.
“Now having the option to receive winter storm warnings is an added bonus for the residents that live here and will provide them extra time to prepare if a storm were to impact our area,” Noles said.
The CodeRED system upgrade comes at no additional cost to Troup County’s current contract with Emergency Communications Network.