By Terry Kovarik
The Door County Emergency Management and Communications Department is now able to personally warn people of emergencies like the powerful tornado that struck Door County 20-years ago. Early warning systems of the time are credited with preventing any loss of life from the twister. Since 2015, the county has had the Code Red system which sends out alerts via landlines and cell phones. Emergency Management and Communications Director Daniel Kane says efforts are underway to send alerts through social media.
Kane also urges people to get a NOAA weather radio that sounds an alert when severe weather is approaching.