The Godfrey Village Board is launching a new emergency alert system today that will warn its residents by telephone when severe weather threatens. Earlier this year, the village had considered the possibility of installing a storm siren system, but at $22,000 per siren times 17 sirens to cover most of the village, a cheaper and possibly more effective alternative has been found.

It's called the Code Red notification system. It automatically calls those who opt in to the program with notification of impending storms very quickly, according to Trustee Jerry Gibson.

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The system will only be used for emergency and life safety purposes, such as drinking water contamination, extended utility outages, fires, floods, or other incidents where rapid and accurate information is essential for life safety. You can register through a link provided below, or by calling the Village Clerk's office at 466-3381.

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