It's important to always be prepared in case a severe weather outbreak happens. One way that will help you do that is by signing up for alerts using the CodeRed weather warning system.

CodeRed is used for a variety of emergency alerts including child abduction, evacuation, and wildfires. It also is used to inform people of severe weather by simply alerting anybody that is in the path of a severe thunderstorm, tornado or flash flooding. The system will use text or call you on your phone. And, it only takes a few minutes to register for this free service or download the app.

Once you are signed up, you'll get severe weather updates through NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)  and the Weather Channel. Most of all, it's another way to keep you and your family safe.

Here are a few ways you can get CodeRed: