The City of Texarkana, Arkansas, City of Texarkana, Texas, Bowie County, Texas and Miller County, Arkansas have joined together to enhance their capability of alerting their residents to emergency situations. The CodeRED Weather Warning system is now available as a free service to all their citizens.
CodeRED Weather Warning is an opt-in only weather warning product that taps into the National Weather Service’s Storm Based Warnings. CodeRED Weather Warning automatically alerts affected citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued. Affected citizens will receive a telephone call with the warning information. The available warnings are tornado warning, severe thunderstorm warning, and flash flood warning. The emergency weather messages can be delivered through several different mediums, including land-line phones, cellular phones, text messages, and email.
Only those citizens and businesses that register for the program will receive the weather notifications. Those who have previously registered for the CodeRED Emergency Notification System, you will need to register again in order to also receive these weather warnings.
To register, go to www.txkusa.org and click on the “CodeRED” link on that page. As an alternative means of registration for those without access to the Internet, they may call Central Records and Communications at 903-798-3181 and provide the clerk with the information necessary to register.
If you have any questions, please contact Captain Shawn Vaughn at 903-798-3173.
Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer
903-798-3187 (office) 903-824-4199 (cell)