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Town of Coeymans now using CodeRED system

Nov 20, 2022 1:00 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media the CodeRED emergency alert system is coming to Coeymans. The town board first proposed buying the mass notification system in July and announced last week that residents can begin signing up. Town Supervisor George McHugh was absent from the meeting, so Deputy Town Supervisor Daniel Baker conducted the meeting in his absence. “CodeRED is a townwide emergency-type management system ... you can sign up and get alerts to your cellphone, your landline or your computer, if you choose,” Baker explained. Residents are being directed to sign up for the free service on the town website at Coeymans [dot] org. Town Clerk Candace McHugh said. “For people who don’t want to do it that way or maybe aren’t computer savvy, give us a call.” The Code Red alert system is being used in the nearby village of Coxsackie and the town of Saugerties. Emergency Manager Bill Bruno, Highway Superintendent Daniel Baker, Town Clerk Candace McHugh and Town Supervisor George McHugh will administer the system. “We will have the ability to put messages out there so if there is a highway issue if there is a tree down and the road is closed, or if there is an automobile accident, a message will come across whatever device you checked,” Baker said. “It’s a good way to get emergency messages and public messages out to the residents.” The system will cost the town roughly $4,000 a year, McHugh said in July. There is no cost to residents to sign up. Information is available at 518-756-6006 ext. 3. Read the full story at TheUpStater [dot] com.

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