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Get the Code - Code Red

Here’s how it works. Log onto the website, enter your address and phone number. Once signed up, you’ll get a call to your phone warning you of severe weather and other alerts.

     Yesterday, I was in St. Louis for the Blues game.  As we were looking for a
parking spot, we could hear the sirens warning of a coming storm.  At the time, we were unaware of the tragedy which had happened only hours before near the baseball stadium, killing one person and injuring over 100 others. Unfortunately, we did not make it inside the arena before the storm hit.  In addition to the downpour, we witnessed several harrowing minutes of hammering hail. 

     When we got home after the game, it was clear that a storm had hit in Jefferson County as well.  The electricity had been out and limbs were strewn under the trees.    This reminded me that perhaps some of you may not yet know of Jefferson County’s severe storm warning program, which is free to residents. 

     It’s called Code Red.  Here’s how it works.  You log onto the 911 Dispatch website, enter your residence address and telephone number.  Once you have signed up, you will get a call to your registered telephone number warning you of severe weather conditions, emergency conditions and critical community alerts.  It only takes a few minutes to sign up.  Code Red calls can help you protect yourself and your family.  If you haven’t signed up yet, I hope you do now.  I hope you had a safe, dry weekend.

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