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Annual Macon County Emergency Alert & Notification System TEST

Thursday, June 22, 2017

On Wednesday, July 12th at 11:00 A.M., the Macon County Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB)
will be conducting an 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, 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 12th, 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.
www.maconcountyema.org
www.sheriff-macon-il.us
www.co.macon.il.us
www.decaturil.gov (Link to sign up will appear on the homepage scrolling banner)
For questions regarding the Emergency Alert & Notification System or assistance in signing up, please
contact the Macon County ETSB at (217) 424-1002.

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