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EMA Director, County Magistrate Urge CodeRED Signup; Significant Weather Event Predicted for Thursday

codeRED Weather 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (2/18/14) — The forecast for Thursday, Feb. 20 could mean a significant weather event is headed for western Kentucky, parts of Tennessee and Indiana.

An alert system that can warn Hopkins County residents of impending severe weather is available but only one-third of the population is signed up for it.

During the Hopkins County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Wright told the court that conditions will be in place for straight line winds, thunderstorms and possible tornadic activity as a cold front moves through.

“We've got a weather event coming up this Thursday,” said Wright. “Looks like all rain but possibly some thunderstorms in this event. But I want to remind everyone that we'll soon be coming into the tornadic season.”

Magistrate Charlie Beshear asked about the number of residents signed up for the county's CodeRED alert system.

“So, we've only got about third signed up that we need to have signed up,” said Beshears of the 18,000 households in Hopkins County with only 6,000 households signed up for the CodeRED Alert.

The county's CodeRED alert system is capable of making as many as 1,000 calls per minute to alert citizens of emergency situations such as storms. The free service is available for landlines and cell phone numbers. Registering is confidential, free and fairly simple.

The CodeRED Weather Warning system is an optional sign up service that taps into the National Weather Service's Storm Based Warnings. It automatically alerts affected citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued. Only those that have gone through the Communication Notification Enrollment Page will be notified.

Sign up online for CodeRED.

According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, showers and thunderstorms will begin mainly after 9 a.m. Some of the storms could be severe. High temperatures are expected to be near 68 degrees. South winds will be 14 to 24 mph with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Showers and thunderstorms should end by 9 p.m.

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Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director

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