Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency is excited to announce its Emergency Preparedness Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Thanks to the Central Lincoln County YMCA, it is able to host the fair centrally in Lincoln County at the beautiful new Y facility, located at 525 Main St., Damariscotta.
Residents, visitors, government officials, and business owners are encouraged to attend this family-friendly event. It is extremely important for people to be prepared for all hazards that could affect their lives and survival. In the event of an emergency, the cavalry won’t be coming to help right away, and people should be prepared to sustain themselves and their businesses, families, and neighbors for at least seven days. Being prepared also means knowing how to react during an emergency.
Thankfully, Maine does not typically have extreme severe weather and when it does, it usually fares pretty well. But weather isn’t the only hazard that people could face; for example, there could be a long-term power outage of 2-3 weeks or more — imagine being without power for that long. A cyberattack could affect the financial sector and perhaps the ability to communicate due to the loss of internet and cellphone service. There could be a wildfire.
This fair will provide tips and help people learn how to #GetPrepared if one of these events occurs. The goal is to foster a culture of preparedness in Lincoln County — at home, work, and school.
Help spread the word! Invite family, friends, co-workers, employees, and neighbors. Add the fair to a website, print a flyer and post it, share the event on social media.
Visit the website to find the printable flyer and shareable media: lincolncountyema.net/are-you-prepared-let-us-help.