The Village of Glen Ellyn has launched a new notification tool to alert citizens about emergencies. The new notification system has replaced the previous Glen Ellyn alerting system facilitated through Everbridge. This new tool continues to allow the Village to deliver essential information quickly in a variety of situations including severe weather alerts, emergency police notifications and emergency utility notifications.
"What is significant about the new alerting tool is that the Village has the ability to communicate potential threats as fast as possible and allow as much time for residents to prepare for potential danger," said Glen Ellyn Village Manager Mark Franz. "However, the key to success is dependent upon Glen Ellyn residents subscribing to the new alerting system. We hope that residents understand the importance of this communication tool."
All users have the ability to customize their notification preferences after signing up on the Village’s website. Emergency notifications and updates can be sent out via email and/or text messages through the new system. Additionally, each notification will be highly visible at the top of each Village webpage in the event of an emergency.
With the implementation of this new alerting tool, subscribers to Glen Ellyn’s previous emergency alerting system will need to resubscribe to the new system in order to continue receiving notifications.