Does the CodeRED service replace other systems that have been used to provide time-sensitive information to residents?

This system is a significant enhancement to existing means of communication and is part of the Central Texas Capital Area of Governments' Emergency Notification System. The call-in emergency information line (512) 352-5551, which is activated during an emergency situation, will still be available. Also, TV, radio and our city web site will continue to broadcast important announcements.

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1. What is the CodeRED service?
2. How does the service work?
3. What types of messages will be sent using the service?
4. Does the CodeRED service replace other systems that have been used to provide time-sensitive information to residents?
5. Is my telephone number included in the notification database?
6. May I use a cell phone as my notification database listing?
7. What precautions are being taken to protect personal information?
8. Will there be a way to positively identify incoming calls that are made by the town using the system?
9. Will the CodeRED service work if I have a call screening system on my phone?
10. If I am a non-resident home or condominium owner, what phone should be listed in the notification database?
11. If I have provided more than one phone number, when will they be called?
12. My primary phone or my second listing is a cell phone with a non-local area code. Will the CodeRED system call numbers outside the area?
13. How does the CodeRED system respond to busy signals or no-answer situations?
14. I am receiving city notification calls at my fax or my secondary phone line. Can I switch to have the system call my primary phone number?
15. I was not able to listen to the entire call. Is there a way to repeat the message?
16. I answer the phone but the “Hello” message repeats. It then hangs up, calls back, and the same thing happens again. How can I hear the entire message?