Emergency Links

Below is a list of various site that provide emergency assistance,
preparedness, weather information and more.

Criteria Definitions
Summer/Severe Weather

Local Emergency Links
CodeRED Emergency Notification System-Edwardsville: The CodeRED Emergency Notification System is an ultra-high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notification. This system will allow the Madison county EMA to telephone all or targeted areas of the county in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action.

City Emergency Services & Disaster Agency
: The City of Edwardsville established the City Emergency Services & Disaster Agency (ESDA) to prevent, minimize, repair and alleviate injury or damage resulting from disaster caused by enemy attack, sabotage, or other hostile action or from natural or manmade disaster, in accordance with the Illinois Emergency Services and Disaster Agency Act of 1975, now referred to as the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act 20 ILCS 3305.

CodeRED Emergency Notification System-Glen Carbon
: The CodeRED Emergency Notification System is an ultra-high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notification. CodeRED employs a one-of-a-kind internet mapping capability for geographical targeting of calls, coupled with a system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, individuals, and answering machines, at the rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour.

Village of Glen Carbon Alert Center
: The Alert Center allows you to view all alerts and emergencies in your area.

Severe Weather Preparedness PDF
: Preparing for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and floods will not only benefit you during the spring and summer months, but all year round. In fact, almost half of all tornadoes reported in Illinois the past three (3) years (2012-2014) have occurred in fall or winter.

Disaster Preparedness Links
Homeowners Guide to Lightning Safety
Preparing for Disasters in Your Home: What to Buy, What to Skip
Emergency Preparedness and Pets
Important Legal Documents for Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness for Seniors
How to Organize and Prepare for Disasters
Preparing a Car Emergency Kit

Local Weather Stations
KMOV Storm Mode
FOX 2 Storm Chase
KSDK StormWatch

Local First Responders
Edwardsville Police Department
Edwardsville Fire Department
Glen Carbon Police Department
Glen Carbon Fire Department

Regional Emergency Links
Madison County Emergency Management Agency: The Madison County Emergency Management Agency identifies hazards and vulnerabilities within the corporate limits of Madison County and provides coordination of the effectively prepared for, respond to, and recover from all natural and manmade emergencies and disasters regardless of size, or complexity.

Madison County Flood Preparedness
: Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S. and their effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states.

Madison County Winter Storm Preparedness: Even areas that normally experience mild winters can be hit with a major snow and/or ice storm. Taking preventative actions is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold weather conditions.

Madison County Tornado Preparedness
: Knowing what to do when you see a tornado, or when you hear a tornado warning, can help protect you and your family. During a tornado, people face hazards from extremely high winds and risk being struck by flying and falling objects. After a tornado, the wreckage left behind poses additional injury risks.

Madison County Severe Thunderstorm/High Wind Preparedness
: All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightening. Other associated dangers include tornadoes, strong winds, hail and flash flooding.

Madison County Extreme Heat/Cold Preparedness
: Heavy snowfall and extreme cold weather can immobilize an entire region. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. Being prepared for these emergencies is very important.

Madison County Earthquake Preparedness
: Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently, and without warning at any time of the day or night. It can cause death and injury and extensive property damage. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can save lives and significantly reduce injuries and property damage.

Community Emergency Response Team
: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

State Emergency Links
Illinois Emergency Management Agency: The primary responsibility of the IEMA is to better prepare the State of Illinois for natural, manmade or technological disasters, hazards, or acts of terrorism. Our goal is a “better prepared state”. IEMA coordinates the State’s disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs and activities, functions as the State Emergency Response Commission, and maintains a 24-hour Communication Center and State Emergency Operations Center. IEMA is also responsible for protecting Illinois residents from the potentially harmful effects of ionizing radiation through programs such as extensive emergency planning and response efforts and training for local responders for accidents involving radiation, inspecting and regulating radioactive materials licensees, and accrediting medical radiation technologists to name a few. IEMA also monitors eleven (11) nuclear power reactors at six (6) nuclear stations licensed to generate electricity in Illinois and inspects and escorts spent nuclear fuel shipments.

Ready IL
: Ready IL focuses on people being prepared for an emergency. It is critical that everyone is prepared for an emergency. Remember, sometimes emergencies are so immense that responders cannot immediately assist you or your family. It is your responsibility to prepare yourself by making a plan, making sure everyone in the family knows the plan, get trained in first aid and CPR, and build emergency kits.

Illinois Amber Alert
: The AMBER Alert Program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child. AMBER Alerts are a tool for law enforcement to use during a child abduction investigation. AMBER Alerts are broadcast through radio, television, road signs, and all available technology referred to as the AMBER Alert Secondary Distribution Program.

Federal Emergency Links
Wireless Emergency Alerts: Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), formerly known as the Commercial Mobile Alert System or Personal Localized Alerting Network, is a public safety system that allows customers who own certain wireless phone models and other enabled mobile devices to receive geographically-targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area. The technology ensures that emergency alerts will not get stuck in highly congested areas, which can happen with standard mobile voice and texting services. WEA was established pursuant to the Warning, Alert and Response Network Act.

FEMA Disaster Training Programs
: The National Training and Education online Course Catalog provides searchable, integrated information on courses provided or managed by FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Emergency Management Institute, and National Training and Education Division.

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance
: Learn more about how to apply for assistance, recovery resources, what disaster declarations are active, where to locate a disaster recovery center, and more.
National Weather Service: The National Weather Service (NWS) is a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is an Operating Unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NWS provides weather, water and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.

Travel Information
Getting Around Illinois: Getting Around Illinois is a web-based interactive mapping site that provides the ability to search and display several sources of transportation data. You can find information on winter road conditions, annual average daily traffic, road construction, trucking routes, and planned road projects.