From our city manager Bill Moss. Most have done this but if you have not do it now.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
As Tropical Storm Erika approaches the Peninsula, with reports that the storm may develop into a hurricane, we are once again reminded of the importance of hurricane preparedness. One of the most essential elements of preparedness is communication. We recommend that Naples residents and businesses register their phone numbers to receive emergency messages through the City of Naples CodeRED emergency notification system. The system allows time-sensitive emergency telephonic communications through a robust dialing infrastructure. An emergency message, typically 60 seconds or less, can be sent to thousands of people in a few minutes. Messages will be sent when evacuations are recommended, when citizens may return to the city following a hurricane event, or to provide other important information.
While CodeRED’s existing database of phone numbers should include all residential phone numbers, the database may not include mobile, business, or “second home” phone numbers unless previously registered on the City’s website. These additional numbers are important, especially if one does not reside in Naples full-time, when citizens evacuate the area and must rely on their mobile phone for communications, or when mobile phones are the only means of oral communications.
Therefore, it is recommended that citizens and businesses register their mobile phone numbers and business numbers through the City’s web site, www.naplesgov.com.
Citizens who have previously registered their phone numbers do not need to register again unless numbers have changedTo register, click “CodeRED” in the upper right hand corner of the home page. Follow the instructions thereafter. It is recommended that home, business, mobile phone numbers, and other (seasonal) numbers are registered. For those who may require assistance or who may not have internet access, please contact Stephanie Bleau at 239-213-1000 or by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furthermore, we recommend that all take a few moments to think about hurricane preparedness. A good source of information can be obtained from Collier County Emergency Management. The link to access the Collier County All Hazards Guide is: http://naples.net/govern/county/emrgmgt/all_haz.htm
We recommend that citizens stayed tuned to local news media as this and other tropical systems develop.
Please share this information with homeowner association members, business associates, and friends.