The Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency and emergency managers throughout the county are preparing for a major storm expected to arrive in Lincoln County on Thursday, Jan. 4. The storm brings a high possibility of power outages.
Lincoln County EMA encourages county residents to prepare for the storm with the following tips:
– Have a plan in case you lose power/heat. Will you go somewhere else? What needs to be done so you will be ready?
– Make sure you have food and water to last several days.
– How will you get information about the storm and warming centers if there is a loss of power? Make sure you have plenty of batteries and use your devices only as needed to conserve the battery.
Warming centers and overnight shelters will open if necessary.
Information about the storm and warming centers will be available at lincolncountyema.net; on the Lincoln County EMA Facebook page; on local news websites, including lcnme.com; at wcsh6.com; on Lincoln County Television and Boothbay Region Community Television, channel 1301; and on the radio at 102.5 FM. There will also be a recording available at 882-7332.
For more information or to request non-emergency assistance, call Lincoln County EMA at 882-7559. After hours, call the Lincoln County Communications Center at 882-7332. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.