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Weather Alerts and Emergency Notification Services in North Carolina

1/17/2024 (Permalink)

Being prepared for unexpected weather events is essential to keep our loved ones and property safe. In North Carolina, where residents have experienced hurricanes, tornadoes, and various storms, staying informed on weather alerts, and emergency notifications is crucial. Our SERVPRO® team has compiled a list of reliable services that can provide timely and accurate information on weather conditions in North Carolina.

1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

One of the most reliable sources for weather alerts is NOAA's National Weather Service. Their service provides accurate forecasts, storm-related updates, and alerts for potential threats.

  • Website: https://www.weather.gov/
  • Social Media: Follow your local weather forecast offices on Twitter and Facebook for real-time updates.

2. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)

WEA is a federal government initiative that sends out emergency notifications directly to your mobile device. Compatible devices receive automatic alerts for severe weather events, evacuations, and other emergencies.

  • For more information, visit https://www.ready.gov/alerts

3. Local TV and Radio Stations

Local news broadcasters in North Carolina, especially during severe weather events, provide continuous coverage of emergency situations. Tune in to your favorite TV or radio station to receive the latest updates during a weather emergency.

4. ReadyNC Mobile App

The ReadyNC mobile app is designed for North Carolina residents to help them stay informed and prepared. The app provides real-time updates on weather forecasts, road conditions, and evacuation routes during an emergency.

  • Download: Available for iOS and Android devices.
  • Website: https://readync.org/

5. CodeRED Weather Warning

CodeRED is an emergency notification service that informs residents of severe weather and natural disasters in their area through phone calls, emails, or text messages.

  • Note: Verify whether your local city or county uses this service.
  • Registration: Visit https://www.onsolve.com/ to subscribe to the service.

6. Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)

CoCoRaHS is a community of volunteers dedicated to monitoring and documenting precipitation. Their reports are accessible online, enabling you to stay informed on current and historical precipitation.

  • Website: https://www.cocorahs.org/

Remember, knowledge and preparedness are the keys to staying safe during severe weather events. And if you ever experience storm damage to your property, SERVPRO® of West Mecklenburg County is always here to help. Our team of professionals specializes in storm damage restoration, making it "Like it never even happened." Stay informed, stay safe, and rely on our expertise whenever you need assistance.

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