July 6th, 2020- This Wednesday at 11:00 A.M., the Macon County Emergency Telephone System Board will be conducting the annual emergency alert TEST using the Macon County Emergency Alert & Notification System. But if you only use a cell phone, now is a good time to sign up for the alerts.
The System is 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.
But, If you only use a cell phone, you will not receive these notifications unless you sign up online.
Villages are able to send Village Alerts to anyone who signs up for alerts such as boil orders, road closures or construction, and winter weather closures. The villages offering these alerts are 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, the Emergency Telephone System Board says now is a good time to log in to verify your contact information is up to date.
If you haven’t signed up, you can visit one of the websites listed below. Once on the page, look for the police car icon that says >>CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP. www.maconcountyema.org www.sheriff-macon-il.us www.co.macon.il.us