Alabama SAF-T-Net is a weather alerting system that uses mobile technology to deliver severe weather warnings and alerts to subscribers. The service is being offered at no cost in Alabama. “We live in a time when almost everyone has a mobile phone,” said Grady Smith, president and CEO of Cullman Electric Cooperative. “SAF-T-Net takes advantage of that to quickly inform people of weather threats. We encourage our members to sign up for excellent service.”
Cullman EC has joined SAF-T-Net’s network of media partners. Anyone with a smart phone can download the Alabama SAF-T-Net app to their phone.
SAF-T-Net allows subscribers to enter up to four different addresses. You can choose to receive alerts affecting your child at school, a spouse at work, an aging parent or any other location in the state where you need weather information.
WARNING IN THE POLYGON
Traditionally, weather warnings have been issued on a county-by-county basis. However, severe weather often tracks a path that impacts some communities while leaving other communities in the same county unaffected. SAF-T-Net issues storm-based, or polygon, warnings that are more specific than traditional, countywide warnings. These warnings can help citizens to know who is truly in danger of being affected by a tornado, severe thunderstorm or flash flood.
When subscribers receive an alert from SAF-F-Net, they can be assured it is time to take precautions. SAF-T-Net issues alerts for warnings only — which are issued by the National Weather Service when a confirmed threat exists for your area — so you can take appropriate action.