Macon County Emergency Telephone System Board 141 S. Main Street, Suite 810 Decatur, IL 62523 Office 217-424-1002 Fax 217-424-1006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2018 Contact: Jon Thomas or Jodi Becker, 217-424-1002
Annual Macon County Emergency Alert & Notification System TEST
On Wednesday, July 18th at 11:00 A.M., the Macon County Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) will be conducting the annual emergency alert TEST using the Macon County Emergency Alert & Notification System.
This System will be used in the event of an emergency within Macon County. Alerts will be sent out with potentially lifesaving messages regarding critical events such as chemical leaks, active shooter situations, etc. This information will be sent to residents who have signed up online and to any resident who uses a landline telephone. If you only use a cell phone, you will not receive these critical notifications unless you sign up online.
Alerts for significant weather events are also among the notifications residents may sign up for.
Villages are able to send Village Alerts to anyone who signs up for alerts such as, but not limited to, boil orders, road closures or construction, and winter weather closures. The villages offering these alerts are: Argenta, Forsyth, Harristown, Long Creek, Maroa, Mt. Zion, Oreana, and Warrensburg.
There are several ways to receive an alert: Text, phone call, email, TTY/TTD, or using the ContactBridge app found in the App Store.
If you are already signed up for the Macon County Emergency Alert & Notification System, please log in to verify your contact information is up to date. If you have signed up and do not receive the notification on July 18th, please correct your contact information online.
If you haven’t signed up, please do so by visiting one of the websites listed below. Once on the page, look for the police car icon that says >>CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.
For questions regarding the Emergency Alert & Notification System or assistance in signing up, please contact the Macon County ETSB at (217) 424-1002.