A warning system that eventually could be used to phone homes and businesses to warn of approaching severe weather is ready for use in some north Alabama schools.

Under a program unveiled April 18, officials at schools in a storm's path will be paged automatically with a warning.

"It will be a whole new way of disseminating warnings to people in harm's way," said Bob Baron, president of Huntsville-based Baron Services Inc.

Baron has donated computer systems to nine emergency management and public safety organizations in north Alabama and south-central Tennessee. The computers

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