You were recently informed that Storm Shield® is no longer continuing their phone alerts. What you may not realize is that WeatherCall® is the engine behind those alerts.
So that you don’t miss getting these important messages, we invite you to create a WeatherCall® account. This way, you can experience our difference and continue to know when dangerous weather is headed your way.
- WeatherCall® for your HOME is a subscription-based service that registers your home or small business's location in our database, and constantly monitors that address for severe weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service which include this location. You may register up to 3 telephone numbers for each address, and ANY TYPE of phone can be called
- WeatherCall for your HOME costs $9.95 dollars per year per address. When you register, the system attempts to assign a precise latitude and longitude value to your location. If you enter a street address the system recognizes, your service BEGINS IMMEDIATELY. If there is a problem determining your location (for instance, a new housing development), there are easy steps to follow for you to locate yourself in the system.
- WeatherCall for your HOME is the ONLY service of its type which VERIFIES that a user's location is correct and precise. Because it is so accurate, any error in the map location process can mean the difference in receiving a warning notification or not.
- WeatherCall for your HOME is the ONLY service which calls your phone(s) AS MANY TIMES AS NECESSARY as a storm moves through the area. WeatherCall will notify you multiple times if changes or adjustments to the warning are made by the National Weather Service, guaranteeing you will have the most accurate and up-to-date notifications possible.
- You must provide a PHYSICAL location. PO boxes, Mail Stops, Rural Routes, etc. cannot be located in the system. If you do not know your physical address, you can follow the steps provided and attempt to accurately locate yourself. You can also contact your local US Post Office or county clerk's office, email the WeatherCall Customer Care team for help firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-260-6695 and leave a message with your phone number and best time to reach you. A Customer Care representative will return your call within 24 hours during regular business days to assist you. If your mailing address is different from your physical address, please provide it in the space provided on the registration page.
- For each physical location, you may register up to 3 telephone numbers and 3 email addresses. Any of the 3 email addresses may be configured to receive the warning via SMS text. All TORNADO warnings are delivered.
- You may also choose to receive SEVERE THUNDERSTORM warnings and how they are delivered (phone call, SMS text or email).
- FLASH FLOOD warnings can also be delivered via email and SMS text messaging only.
- When you register, send yourself a test call and STORE the incoming number on your phones, naming it WeatherCall so your caller ID will display a storm warning call.
"First one we heard, it was a thunderstorm warning. I said, 'OK, (WRAL Chief Meteorologist) Greg (Fishel), thanks very much. I'm going to bed,'" Hines said. "But when he called back and said tornado warning, I said, 'OK, let's get up and see what's going on.'
Hines and her husband turned on the TV news, and she went to look out the back door. "I heard just the most God awful roar," she said. "Then all of a sudden, the glass in the storm door was just shattered." Shards of glass flew after the couple as they ran into a bathroom. Two tall pine trees crashed into the front of their house. At least two other homes on Stony Mountain Road were damaged by wind and fallen trees and power lines. Toys were strewn out in the back yard of one damaged house. "I would have been fast asleep had it not been for that WeatherCall,"
Michelle H,, Rougemont, NC
I signed up for your weather warn call system. Well I happen to live in the south side of Dickinson. What a wonderful thing that was when the tornado ripped through our neighborhood. I got a couple of warnings and about 3-4 minutes before the twister hit I got one more call said take cover now!!. Boy that really shook my head straight that this was not just another hail storm. Our land lines were down but my cell did pick up the call. So from my family and my entire devastated neighbor we all thank you for this wonderful system!!! Candy, Dickenson, ND