Dear Friends: The Town Board is continuing to work on an emergency plan that will be effective for future needs. As we explore different scenarios, and re-visit the Irene disaster of August, 2011, we are more and more aware that the single most important need for our town is better communication. We are looking into various options, but one tool already available to us is Greene County’s Emergency Notification System called Code Red.
Greene County officials tell us that currently only 25 Halcott members are registered. Our goal is to increase that number.
Code Red is a notification system that Greene County uses to alert citizens of impending weather-related or other emergencies. Each person who is registered, receives a call on his/her landline and/or cell phone whenever there is an upcoming potentially hazardous event. If you would like to be put on the list of those who are called, please visit the website of Greene County, www.discovergreene.com and look for the Code Red box on the Home page. Take a moment to register your contact numbers so that you can be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.
Code Red is a minimally invasive system that will help prepare us for any forecast event, as well as equip us with necessary information to deal with any aftermath of disaster. We hope that you will take advantage of this service as well as help anyone in Town to sign up, who might not have the internet themselves.