WRAL WeatherCall is a severe weather warning phone service based on your street address. WeatherCall subscribers share their stories of getting the Call Before The Storm. To tell us your story, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much for your team's detailed forecasting of last night's storm. When I saw the storm was headed for my area, I had time to get my kids downstairs and into a safe location. Fortunately, it looks like the rotating part of the storm just missed us to the north by a half mile or so. That was close! Awesome job. You guys are great!
I just wanted to personally thank you and the WRAL weather team for your WeatherCall program. We had enough time to wake up, see what was going on and actually watch the entire event unfold (until the time we lost our satellite, and electricity). Your locations and timelines were spot on and it was exciting watching the hold thing unfold (yes, I said exciting, I'm another one of those warped people who like extreme weather). My husband teased me unmercifully because of all people to call right after the tornado, my only thought was to call Channel 5 and "give Greg/Weather Team their tornado". The repairs to the house are going fine and everyone in my area has been so helpful and supportive. I just wanted to say thank you for one truly exciting evening, and to WRAL TV for looking out for everyone, but I think I can do without it again for a while!
Wow is all I can say! After getting home from work tonight and driving through some terrible rain, 8 minutes later both my cell and home phone ring. I get the house phone, Jack (hubby) picks up the cell. Just as you hear Greg's voice come on with a tornado warning, hubby looks out kitchen window......and there it is!!!!!!!! Out past the rear of our back yard. I quickly gather all 4 kids from various rooms yelling at then to get into the bathroom tub...tornado in out back yard. I then go to where hubby is...we watch to see if it is going to come over the trees at us. We watch as it moves West here in Zebulon...looking as it heads towards the Mudcats stadium. When I am sure it is not coming for us..I get the kids to so they can see the awesome funnel cloud. Hubby takes some awesome pictures with his camera phone. This weather call is the best $8 we have ever spent and is the best anyone will ever spend. Unbeliveable how awesome to get the alert. My kids got to safety and we warned the...
Last night we received a call from Greg saying that there was a tornado warning. I live in Rougemont and this was very helpful so my family could be safe. This could have saved our lives. As soon as we got the call we turned on the T.V. to see that the storm was coming right for us. Thanks so much! --Megan
Thanks for the Weathercall service!! After receiving the weather call alert at 11:30pm for a tornado warning last night, we had 30 minutes to prepare and get everyone out of bed and to safety before the tornado reached Timberlake.
-- Berger Family
What would your first thought be if you LOST your cellphone? Mine would be panic ... because of all the contacts, pictures and texts on there. I'm sure you have personal information you'd never want anyone to see.
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