St. Clair County offers free emergency alert app to residents

Illinois

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – St. Clair County is encouraging residents to download a nationwide tested emergency notification system called CodeRED that they purchased for the county.

CodeRED has been tested by 10,000 agencies across North America and is being used in major cities nationwide. Fourteen St. Clair County municipalities have had access to this system, and now it is available to them all.

It is an opt-in program that is free of charge for all St. Clair County residents and is already servicing up to 205,000 people.

The app will send direct alerts to your phone, email, or any other desired communication channel with emergency and severe weather updates from the National Weather Department. That includes instant and timely updates on missing person reports, AMBER alerts, power outages, water boil alerts, emergency evacuation notices and more.

“What we’re doing is adding more tools into our toolbox to get the word out to our citizens in a timely matter in situations when time is of the essence,” said Herb Simmons, Emergency Management Director.

You can download the CodeRED app or sign up for the alert system through the St. Clair County website. Click here for more information on CodeRED.

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