City seeking phone numbers for notification list
The Island’s public safety folks have got a new emergency notification system in place. And they want to make sure all your phone numbers are in it so they can tell you what you need to do when the next disaster hits.
“While the Police Department has populated the database with published numbers, no one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included,” city officials wrote in a press release.
They’re asking every business owner, everyone with an unlisted number or recent change of phone number or address, and folks who use their cell phone as their primary phone number, to submit their numbers on the Alameda Police Department’s website. To sign up, per the release,
Follow the link to the “CodeRED Residential and Business Data Collection” page. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number (additional phone numbers are optional).
Cell phones will be called in an emergency, but they have to be linked to a street address on the Island.
The police department is saying the information submitted to the system will be used for emergency notification purposes only. For more information, call Alameda Police Lt. Mark Landes at 337-8520.