Weather Text Alerts: Emergency System

Weather can change in an instant, and having an emergency weather alert system in place is key. Keep your employees, family, community or more in the loop with the latest developments.

Weather Alerts by Text Message and Phone Calls

Don’t assume that everyone knows what to do to protect their property when facing the possibility of inclement weather. Be proactive with DialMyCalls and alert your employees or community to the pending disaster and offer them tips on how to prepare. Some information they would find useful would be:

  • Make sure you have a sufficient supply of any necessary prescription medication.
  • Fuel up your car in case of evacuation.
  • Watch and/or listen to local weather reports via television or radio.

In addition, a business owner would give instructions on how to secure a store or building and when and how employees will be reached when it is time to return to work.

With DialMyCalls’ text message weather alerts, you offer the calm, cool presence that your community and/or employees depends on in the face of a major weather event.

What Is an Automated Weather Alerting System?

An automated weather alerting system monitors weather conditions and sends timely notifications about significant changes or hazards. It uses sensors, satellite data, radar, and computer algorithms to analyze weather data and predict events. When certain criteria are met, the system sends alerts through text messages, emails, phone calls, or mobile apps.


  • Real-Time Monitoring: Continuous observation of weather conditions.
  • Data Integration: Combining information from various sources like meteorological stations, satellites, and radar.
  • Customizable Alerts: Users can choose the types of alerts they want (e.g., thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods).
  • Geographical Targeting: Alerts can be specific to certain regions or locations.
  • Multi-Channel Communication: Alerts are sent through different mediums to reach users promptly.
  • Automated Responses: Pre-defined actions can be triggered automatically, such as activating emergency protocols.
  • User-Friendly Interface: Accessible platforms for managing alert settings and viewing weather updates.

These systems are crucial for public safety, helping individuals, organizations, and governments prepare for and respond to adverse weather conditions effectively.

Weather Alert Text Message Examples

There are various types of weather conditions that a text message alert can be sent out for. Below you will find five examples of the different types of weather alerts that can be sent out:

Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for [Your Area]. Expect strong winds, heavy rain, and possible hail. Seek shelter immediately. Stay safe.

Flood Alert

Flood Alert for [Your Area]. Heavy rain has caused rising water levels. Avoid low-lying areas and do not attempt to drive through flooded roads. Stay informed.

Heat Advisory

Heat Advisory for [Your Area]. Temperatures expected to reach 100°F. Stay hydrated, avoid prolonged sun exposure, and check on vulnerable individuals.

Tornado Warning

Tornado Warning for [Your Area]. Tornado spotted near [Location]. Take cover immediately in a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor. Stay safe.

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning for [Your Area]. Heavy snow and strong winds expected. Travel will be dangerous. Stock up on essentials and stay indoors if possible.

Send Automated Alerts After A Storm Is Over

Using the DialMyCalls emergency weather alert system, send out the all-clear message once you are sure the storm has passed. Encourage your recipients to text you back if they need special assistance. Alternatively, if you have people on your list of special concern such as elderly or disabled contacts, send them a separate SMS text message asking them to text you back that they are okay. If drinking water is going to be an issue, take a poll to see who is in dire need and who may be able to help you get the community the drinking water they need.

The two-way texting feature offered by DialMyCalls will be a lifesaver during this time when you are trying to take care of everyone at once. Not only will an automated phone call to the community let them know where they can go for help, it can also be used to ask for volunteers who have the time to help prepare food or collect used clothing donations.

The days following an extreme weather event can be just as dangerous as the storm itself if the public is not being kept up to speed. Do your part as a leader in your community or business owner by making sure your group safely rides out the storm before, during, and after.

Pros and Cons of Automated Weather Alert Text Messages

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Weather alerts via text messages offer several advantages and disadvantages. Here are the key pros and cons:


  • Real-Time Alerts: Text messages are delivered instantly, ensuring prompt receipt of urgent weather warnings.
  • High Penetration: Most people have mobile phones, making text messages a widely accessible communication method.
  • Easy to Understand: Text messages are straightforward and concise, making the alert easy to grasp.
  • High Delivery Rate: SMS delivery is highly reliable, even in areas with poor internet connectivity.
  • Cost-Effective: Sending text messages is generally inexpensive compared to other methods like voice calls.
  • Personalization: Alerts can be tailored to user preferences, such as location-specific warnings.
  • Discreet: Text messages are less intrusive than phone calls, allowing recipients to receive alerts without significant disruption.


  • Network Issues: The effectiveness of SMS alerts depends on mobile network availability and reliability, which can be compromised during major weather events.
  • Delivery Delays: Text message delivery can sometimes be delayed, especially during high-traffic periods.
  • Over-Notification: Frequent alerts can lead to message fatigue, causing recipients to ignore or disable notifications.

Weather alerts via text message provide immediate and widespread notification of weather emergencies. Balancing alert frequency and content can help ensure users receive timely and actionable information without becoming overwhelmed.

How To Set Up An Emergency Weather Alert System

  • Sign Up For A DialMyCalls Account
  • Add Opted-In Contacts
  • Create Weather Alert Text Message
  • Send Out Weather Alert
  • View Broadcast Report

Setting up a weather alert system with DialMyCalls is quick and easy. Add all the contact information for your employees, community, family members or friends into your DialMyCalls account with the click of a button. Follow the steps below to get started:

Sign Up For A DialMyCalls Account

Step #1: Create an Account and Sign in to Your Dashboard

Quicky and easily sign up for an account with DialMyCalls to begin setting up your weather alerting system.

Add Opted-In Contacts

Step #2: Add or Import Your Recipient's Contact Details

Individually add in your contacts if you have a small list or import your entire list of opted-in contacts by uploading an Excel file directly into DialMyCalls.

Create Weather Alert Text Message

Use one of the examples above or type out your own personalized weather alert to send out using DialMyCalls.

Send Out Weather Alert

Send Weather Alert

Send out your message immediately and your weather alert text message will be received by your recipients instantly.

View Broadcast Report

Ensure everyone received your automated weather alert by checking the detailed broadcast report from within your DialMyCalls account.

Start Sending Out Automated Weather Alerts Today with DialMyCalls!

Don’t get caught off guard during an extreme weather situation, create an emergency weather alert system today! Check out all of the features that DialMyCalls has to offer to ensure you get the most out of your emergency broadcasts.

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