St. Mary’s County is urging its residents to prepare themselves for the active severe weather season predicted by registering with CodeRED Weather Warning to receive early warning alerts. CodeRED Weather Warning is a free service to all county residents.
From a recent St. Mary’s County press release:
The CodeRED service provides automated severe thunderstorm, tornado and flash flood warnings immediately after an alert has been issued by the National Weather Service, making it an essential preparedness tool to stay safe.
Those who have already enrolled to receive CodeRED Weather Warnings but have recently moved or changed telephone numbers are encouraged to visit the county website at www.stmarysmd.com and click on the CodeRED logo at the bottom of the page to update their contact information.
In addition to the CodeRED alerts, St. Mary’s County is also encouraging its residents to make other emergency preparations at home and the office.
Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as making an emergency supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency. More details on how to prepare for an emergency can be found at prepare.stmarysmd.com.
Bob Kelly, Director of St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services and Technology said,
“It is our main priority to keep our citizens safe. The best way to do that is to get them better prepared and better informed.”