eLert is a public address system that services the Riverton/Clearlake Township Area.
This software provides text messages, e-mail messages, and computer desktop alerting
of severe weather, public works incidents, road closures, and other incidents that
require public notification. This program is designed to supplement current alerting
systems such as television broadcasts, radio broadcasts, and tornado siren warnings.
Why do I need eLert?
The need arose to implement this software due to public concern over the current
alerting systems (television, radio, and tornado sirens) not being an effective local
warning system. This became clear during the tornado outbreak of March 2005 when
power was lost throughout Sangamon County. At that time cell and land line phone
systems were overwhelmed with voice calls, but the data system (text messaging) worked
How much does it cost?
Free! This service is provided free of charge from the Clearlake Township.
Who utilizes eLert?
Three entities provided alerts to the Riverton/Clearlake Township Area. They are
Clearlake Township, Village of Riverton, and Riverton Fire and EMS.
How do I enroll?
You may enroll for the service by clicking the following link: Register for eLerts
or by visiting the link on the upper left hand side of the page.
The second method of registration is to contact the Clearlake Township at 217-523-4210.
You may give them your phone number or email address to register for eLerts.