Marion County residents may get personal alert system

Residents of Marion County may be a step closer to a more personal emergency alert system.

The Hannibal Courier Post says the City Council has thrown its support behind a system that would call resident's home phones to alert them to emergency situations.

Emergency officials have been looking into a system like this for 18 months.

It's estimated that such a system will cost between $13,000 and $14,000.

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