Weather Alert Tips

Code Red Mobile Alert —free app on your cell phone.  Go to Applications & search.  Load it, open, register e-mail address and set up a password.  Select settings (Emergency, Community, Missing Persons are preloaded, but you can delete ones you don’t want.  Other settings include Severe Weather Warnings (weather is free for the first month; you can pay $1 to add a year), Sound & Radius.  To keep Code Red active, do not sign off.

Nixle—text messaging or computer alert. (Register at http://www.nixle.com/. Type in Location: Highway 17 S & Barefoot Bridge Road) Nixle is a free service (some cell phone providers charge a fee for text messaging) that allows you to receive trusted, up-to-the-minute neighbor-hood information such as urgent public safety alerts, time sensitive advisories, and community information for where you live, work, or visit throughout the country.

Weather Alert Radio—NOAA National Weather Service (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/) The NMB Department of Public Safety issues emergency alerts via the NOAA weather alert radio within minutes of an emerge