Starting tomorrow residents in the Village of Bethalto will be able to sign up for the county's "Code Red" program at no cost, through a link on the village's website. The voluntary warning system was first used in Godfrey before the County Board voted to extend the service to other municipalities at the expense of the county.
Bethalto Mayor Steve Bryant says that this service will be of great benefit to the residents who can't hear the village's sirens.
The Code Red notification system automatically calls those who opt in to the program with notification of impending storms very quickly. The system is only used for emergency and life safety purposes, such as drinking water contamination, extended utility outages, fires, floods, or other incidents where rapid and accurate identification is essential for life safety. You can find out more about Code Red by visiting: www.mymadisoncountyema.com