After years of considering installing tornado sirens in the village, Godfrey officials decided last year to move forward with a different type of warning system. The Village subscribes to a service called Code Red, which is similar to the automatic phone call systems utilized by some school districts. It was pressed into action Friday morning, and Mayor Mike McCormick is very pleased with the results.
He says he was getting ready to go into work on Friday when a severe storm approached the village.
McCormick says this notification system is more reliable than sirens, and is more cost effective too. Still, he says, only a little less than half of Godfrey residents are signed up for the alerts. You can find a link to get signed up at this story below, or by calling the Village Clerk's office at 466-3381.