In Faulkner County, for example, less than 10% of the population has signed up for the Code Red system.
It calls or texts people when there is bad weather in the area. It can also be used for other emergency situations.
At a price tag of $46,000 annually emergency leaders say it's potential to save lives is priceless.
"We've issued an alert and found a missing child because of that alert, so definitely worth every penny," said Shelia McGhee with the Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management.
The service is free to sign up. You can find out how by clicking here.