Provided by Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Dotson
Lincoln County) Lincoln County has begun using Everbridge Aware™ “Citizen Aware”, an emergency notification system that can communicate with thousands of businesses and residents in minutes during an emergency.
Lincoln County Emergency Services and our 911 dispatch centers can now alert residents county-wide about severe weather, tsunami inundation area evacuations, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues and other emergencies using the notification system. Messages can now be sent to residents on any communication path desired – cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager, PDA and more – ensuring that residents receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes.
Citizens who previously signed up for the former “Reverse 9-1-1” notification will need to sign up again with Everbridge because their information will not transfer to the new system. This new system will allow citizens to provide and manage their contact information and preferences.
“We have a commitment to our citizens to protect them from any danger that threatens our community. The ability to reach all residents quickly during an emergency, to warn them and provide guidance is critical to upholding that commitment, which is why we have implemented this new notification system,” said Sheriff Dennis Dotson. “The Everbridge system ensures the County will be able to communicate accurately and efficiently in a natural disaster or other emergency.”
In addition, the County may begin using the Everbridge system to notify residents about other important activities, such as road closures and water utility maintenance. More details will be forthcoming. Please join us by signing up and encouraging family, friends and businesses to do the same.
To sign up for emergency alerts, please visit the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Web Site www.lincolncountysheriff.net/emergency and look for the “Citizen Alert” image. Residents who do not have a come computer or internet access should contact their local library for free use of their computers to log on to the internet.
For more Information Contact
Jenny Demaris Emergency Services Coordinator
Lincoln County, Oregon email@example.com,