GODFREY — In an effort to help Godfrey residents be prepared for a disaster, Public Safety Administrator Chris Sichra has published “The Residents Guide to Disaster Preparedness & Village Emergency Management Plan.”
“Family emergency planning is critical to surviving and successfully recovering from an emergency,” Sichra said. “The document I have created provides families with a step-by-step guide to develop their own emergency plan as well as lists resources available on the occasion your family is coping with the aftermath of a disaster.”
The guide will be available for download on the village of Godfrey website and in print form at Village Hall, 6810 Godfrey Road.
“Administrator Sichra is passionate about disaster preparedness,” Mayor Mike McCormick said. “In addition to masterminding the extensive village of Godfrey disaster plan, he also executed a successful disaster drill. Now, with residents in the forefront of his mind, he has authored this invaluable resource for Godfrey residents.”
In addition to promoting the guide, Sichra is encouraging residents to enroll in the Code Red weather notification system managed by the Madison County Emergency Management Agency. The system notifies residents of severe weather through landline and cellphones. Residents may register as many numbers as they wish in this notification system.
From 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 10, and Thursday, Dec. 3, Sichra will be stationed at Village Hall registering residents for Code Red as well as distributing the disaster guide.