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For years, ALERT has had a newsletter, and for ALERT Operational Members a callout text message/email list. This month, and into April, we will be making calls to phone numbers on the callout list, to make sure that we have up-to-date information on our members who respond when called to the National Weather Service.

 In 2012, we lost some information in a server upgrade, and as recently as 2016, we realized that if a message ever bounced, the server was removing people from the list, without us knowing it. Today, Microsoft has donated us email server services, through Office365, which fixes those issues. 

If you were previously on our newsletter list, and found yourself removed, or you wish to subscribe, please send an email message to admin {aT} OR to our Facebook page (, and include the following information.

  • Your Full Name (and/or callsign if a ham radio operator)
  • Your email address

If you are an Operational Member, and you wish to be on the callout list for email or phone, send an email message or Facebook message with:

  • Your Full Name (and/or callsign)
  • Your email address
  • For text messages, your phone number and cell phone carrier
  • You will also receive an invite to access the members-only area, in Office365 Sharepoint.

ALERT does not share your information outside of the NWS/ALERT, and will not sell your information to commercial interests.

ALERT / National Weather Service Birmingham Coverage Area
  • ALERT covers the BMX county warning area. Presently, this includes: Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Marion, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston
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