Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency

County EMA advises residents on blizzard and cold safety

Predicted snowstorm likely to cause power outages
Posted:  Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 4:45pm

Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency and Emergency Managers throughout Lincoln County are preparing for Thursday’s storm. There is a strong potential for power outages. Please be prepared! Here is a short list to help:  

1. Have a loss of power/heat plan.  Will you need to go somewhere else, or can you hunker down at home? Plan what needs to be done so you will be ready. Consider issues such as how you will be able to heat simple meals, and what kind of light source you will have, such as lamps or candles. Whiteout conditions are expected, so bring in firewood or other fuel to avoid having to go out in the storm.

2. Make sure you have food and water and any needed medication to last several days. Don’t forget pets and livestock.

3. 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. Remember there are many different ways to charge electronic devices – connect your mobile phone to your laptop, or charge a laptop in your running car.

In Lincoln County, warming centers and overnight shelters will open as needed.

You can find storm and warming center information on the internet by going to,  or other local media websites, for cancellations, or the Lincoln County Emergency Management website or the Lincoln County Emergency Management Facebook page.

On television, find information at LCTV or BRCTV  (Cable Channel 1301).

You may be able to reach Lincoln County Communications at 882-7332, which will have a recording playing with information.

On FM Radio, dial into 102.5 FM.

If you have questions or if you need non-emergency assistance, please call Lincoln County EMA 882-7559 (after hours call Lincoln County Communications at 882-7332); we will get you in touch with local officials.

As always, dial 9-1-1 if you have an emergency.  

Stay safe, and warm. If you don’t have to be on the roads, stay off the roads for emergency vehicles and plows.