Severe Weather Notifications

Severe thunderstorms, flash floods and tornadoes can strike anytime. Rapidly communicating the path of dangerous weather conditions can mean the difference between life and death. TFCC quickly connects you to severe weather information using our high speed, high volume emergency notification system, now called TFCC Alert.

Notifying you of severe weather using TFCC Alert is much more effective than television, radio, and sirens, especially in the middle of the night. These messages are sent only seconds after being issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) and give you the information needed to make life-saving decisions.

How It Works

Weather alerts issued by the NWS are delivered to TFCC. Once the weather alerts are received, they are automatically converted into messages and are sent to residents in the affected area who have opted in to receive the weather alerts. All this happens automatically in a matter of seconds. Just like with other notifications, users of TFCC Alert will be able to log in to the system to view the call reports for weather alerts.

This technology uses polygon warning methodologies. This means that only those in the path of the severe weather will be notified rather than the entire county or multicounty area, decreasing the number of false alarms that are created with other notification methods.

Process Overview

  1. Users opt-in via public sign up page to receive weather alerts
  2. NWS issues an alert
  3. TFCC receives weather alert and sends message to you
  4. You receive message and take appropriate life-saving actions

How Residents Opt-In

Register to receive weather alerts via the online public sign up page. Enter your home address, home phone, and cell phone number and select which weather alerts you would like to receive. You can also register up to five additional contacts, such as parents, siblings, and spouses, under your account. Alerts are sent for:

  • Flash Flood Warnings
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warnings
  • Tornado Warnings
Looking for the current weather information for Pittsylvania County? Please click the image below:
Pittsylvania County, VA - Official Weather Page