WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- You already check your phone for weather alerts. Now, your phone can alert you when storms are nearby.
Sign up for First Alert Weather Call, and you'll get a phone call from First Alert Chief Meteorologist Topper Shutt whenever a severe thunderstorm or tornado is heading your way.
The system is tailored to your specific location. Topper will only call you if you are in the direct path of the storm. That means you won't have to deal with warnings that might be in your county, but not in your town. Any warning you receive means that it's time to take action.
The basic First Alert Weather Call at Home uses your street address. You only get warnings for storms that will pass right over your home. Weather Call To Go uses the GPS in your smartphone to hone in on your location. Turn on location services in your privacy settings, and you'll get tailor-made warnings, no matter where you are in the whole country. Both Weather Call systems also let you know if there's a Flash Flood Warning in your immediate area... At home, you'll get an email, and a text message is sent to you if you subscribe to Weather Call To Go. That means you can head outside and be confident that if the weather takes a turn for the worse, you won't be blindsided.
First Alert Weather Call subscriptions start at $9.95 per year, less than $1 per month! You can learn more and register by following this link.