Alerts & Notifications


Whether it’s emergency notifications or routine alerts, the Village of Glen Carbon can communicate with residents easier than ever before with CivicReady, the Village’s new Mass Notification System. As a resident, you can choose what alerts you would like to receive and how you’d like to receive the notifications. Whether it’s via text message, email, or voicemail, you get to pick the preferences (and it can be changed or updated at any time by you, the subscriber). 

About the Village of Glen Carbon Alerts

There are benefits to signing up to receive emergency alerts that could directly impact you and your family. CivicReady is intended to be used for emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incidents that may have significant impacts to residents. Today, many households no longer use traditional landline telephone lines and with added technology, CivicReady takes advantage of all communications channels. 

In addition to receiving information on your wireless device, you may also receive notifications on your landline telephone (if you have one) depending on the type of incident or event.

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How it Works:  To subscribe to the notifications, you simply provide your address and preferred method(s) of contact. Adding your address will allow tailoring so you do not receive alerts that don’t pertain to your geographical area in the Village.

These alerts are provided free of charge, however standard text messaging rates and other charges may apply. If you wish to subscribe to Emergency Alerts via SMS text messages only, text GlenCarbon to 38276. There is also a mobile app available called MyAlerts (Iphone or Android-based). 

Types of Alerts:

Emergency Alerts could be related to specific hazards that require some kind of action be taken such as evacuation, shelter in place, boil water orders, and other community-related concerns. 

Non-Emergency Alerts could include significant transportation problems with prolonged impacts or significant ongoing police or fire activity, road closures, utility services and more.

Village Events: Stay up-to-date on activities that include festivals, community events, and initiatives happening in the Village. 

Notify Me

Stay up-to-date with general news and information from the Village of Glen Carbon by subscribing to Notify Me email and text notifications. By signing up, you can receive automatic notifications for:

  • Bid Postings
  • Calendar Events
  • Government Jobs