Published: Jun 01, 2010 10:53 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 01, 2010 6:19 AM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Cape Coral Fire Department is urging Cape residents to make sure their phone number is registered in the CodeRED Emergency Alert System database.  Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, and CodeRED provides the City with the capability of delivering emergency updates via the telephone.
With CodeRED, City officials can deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notifications to the entire city or to geographically targeted areas at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour.  While the CodeRED system has an existing database of home and business phone numbers, citizens are strongly encouraged to log on to the City's website ( and click on the CodeRED box to register their current information.  Residents who do not have Internet access can call the Citizen's Action Center at 574-0425 to request their name and number be added.
Businesses also should register, as well as individuals who have unlisted phone numbers.  Anyone who may have changed their phone number or address within the past year, or those who prefer to be notified by their cell phones should sign up.