With power outages in New Milford overnight from storms, Mayor Pete Bass is calling on residents to sign up for a new way to be alerted about emergencies and other important community news. The Emergency Alert Program system enables town officials to provide critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. The alerts can be sent via home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and other options. The alert could be sent in a variety of languages. A sign up link can be found on the town's website, under the "Notify New Milford" link.