With the CodeRED Emergency Notification System the City of Eastland now has the ability to notify the entire City or only the affected areas of the City about emergency situations in a matter of minutes. The system is available to all Eastland residents free of charge.
The CodeRED system delivers pre-recorded emergency telephone messages to affected areas, or the entire City, at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour. Examples of times when the CodeRED system may be utilized include severe weather, Homeland Security related emergencies, hazardous materials emergencies, drinking water contamination and other emergency situations where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety. The City of Eastland has obtained a preliminary set of phone numbers for most residents and businesses in Eastland. To make sure that we have the most up to date information, we are asking that you visit the CodeRED update site to update your information. Simply click on the logo above. It is ok to update your information even if you have had the same address and number for several years. This will allow us to make sure the information is correct. VoIP Phone Numbers and Cell Phone Numbers
Entering your information is especially important if you have VoIP phones or if you use a cell phone number as your primary number. Those numbers were not included in our initial list of numbers provided by the city to the CodeRED database.
If you need additional information you can call 254-629-1700 during normal business hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
CodeRED delivers the important message through a high-speed telephone calling system to a specific geographical area of the City, or to the entire City. City staff will access CodeRED via a secure portal on the web. A "call area" will be marked identifying street addresses. Telephone numbers will be matched up electronically to these addresses and a pre-recorded message will be sent out via the telephone with information about the incident and possibly instructions via the telephone with information about the incident and possibly instructions for citizens. The CodeRED system will deliver messages to persons who answer their phones, and also to voicemail and answering machines. When there is no answer at a telephone number, CodeRED will attempt to deliver the message up to three times.
CodeRED messages will always begin with the statement: "This is a CodeRED Emergency message from the City of Eastland." The message will provide information about the situation. Depending on the situation, the message may also provide instructions for residents to stay indoors, shelter in place, or evacuate to a designated location.
If you receive a CodeRED telephone message please:
• Listen Carefully
• Follow Instructions
• Don't hang up until you hear the whole message (the message will not be repeated)
• DO NOT call 9-1-1 unless instructed to do so (You will only tie up emergency lines).
The CodeRED database includes telephone information provided by AT&T, but it does not necessarily contain 100% of the telephone numbers in our community. Residents should not assume that their telephone number is included in this database. All Eastland businesses, those individuals and businesses with VoIP phones, those who have changed their phone number or address within the last year, and those who use a cellular phone as their home phone should register. Registration can be completed by clicking on the CodeRED icon at the top of this page and following the instructions.
Yes. But, your cell phone number needs to be associated in the database with your Eastland address. We encourage you click on the CodeRED icon at the top of this page and follow the instructions for inputting or updating your information.
IS CODERED THE ONLY MEANS OF EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS?
No. CodeRED is only part of the notification process. The City will also continue to utilize its outdoor warning system, the City web site, the cable interrupt system, and other sources of information dissemination. Residents should also continue to use NOAA weather radios as the method of receiving early weather related warnings.
No. If you would like to have your number removed from the system, please call 254-629-1700. We will require that you bring us a notarized statement (in person) that requests that you do not wish to be notified of critical information in an emergency.
If you have a comment or question about the CodeRED Emergency Notification System, please call 254-629-1700 during normal business hours.
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