Published: Aug 18, 2010 10:53 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 18, 2010 9:27 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County will be testing it's new reverse 911, Code Red, system that alerts residents and businesses to emergency situations. 

Lee County Emergency Management, the Sheriff's Office, the City of Fort Myers and the City of Sanibel all recently signed on to use the Code Red system.  Already in place in Cape Coral and Fort Myers Beach, Code Red now covers the entire county.  The system can be used to send out alerts about health and safety issues, hurricane evacuations, neighborhood lockdowns and much more.

If your phone number is listed it's already in the database and you don't have to register.  If you aren't  and want to be on the list, register by logging on to and click the code red enrollment link.  Everyone who registers will get a test call this week.