With all of the severe weather that has been happening in Texas lately, It's even more important to stay prepared for a severe weather outbreak, especially amid the changing seasons. One way to stay apprised of emergencies like severe weather is by signing up for alerts using the CodeRED weather warning system.

What is the CodeRED app?

CodeRED is used for a variety of emergency alerts including child abduction, area evacuations, and wildfires. When location services are enabled on a user's phone, CodeRED can alert users that they might be in the path of a severe thunderstorm, tornado, or flash flood.

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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.

It takes only a few minutes to download the app. Once signed up for CodeRED alerts, you'll receive severe weather updates directly to your phone via NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the Weather Channel. It's yet another way to keep you and your family safe.

Here are a few ways you can acquire the CodeRED app:

I definitely recommend using CodeRED to stay informed of severe weather, missing child reports, boil water notices, and a variety of other emergency situations in the Abilene area and surrounding Big Country region. For more information on how to prepare for weather-related emergencies, click here.

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Stacker compiled a list of counties which experience the most tornadoes in Texas using data from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information.

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