Carbondale has a new public alert system
The Carbondale Police Department is encouraging residents to sign up for the new public alert system through Civic Ready.
People who sign up will be able to receive emergency alerts via text message, email, pager, or voice mail -- in extreme cases -- based on their preferences.
The system is intended to be used for emergency alerts, which could include scenarios that involve evacuation, shelter in place and boil water orders.
It also covers non-emergency incidents such as significant transportation problems with prolonged impacts or significant ongoing police or fire activity.
In addition to receiving information on your wireless device, you may also receive notification on your land telephone line -- if you have one -- depending on the type of incident or event.
The link to sign up is available by clicking here.