(COUNCIL BLUFFS) Pottawattamie County Emergency Management has upgraded the CodeRED early weather alerting system to allow residents countywide to receive winter storm warnings.
Winter storm warnings are sent to residents through text and email moments after an alert is issued by the NWS. Notifications are only available to those who have opted in to the CodeRED system. To receive an alert for a winter storm warning, residents should log on to the county website at www.pottcounty.com and enter both an email address and a cell phone number. Many city websites throughout the county also provide a direct link to the enrollment form. For citizens already registered, repeating the process will only update your current account and takes only a few minutes.
Phone calls are not made for winter storm warnings because many of them are extended during the early morning hours. Residents may also select to receive severe thunderstorm, flash flood and tornado warnings through telephone calls to their homes and businesses, email and text messages.