How prepared are you?
The City of Newport and its residents are subject to nearly every hazard in existence, including floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, high winds, winter storms, HAZMAT incidents, and power outages. Emergency services and government agencies may not be able to respond immediately to your needs. History has shown time and again that people who prepare for emergencies and natural disasters experience less disruption when they do occur, and are able to resume their lives more quickly than those who do not prepare.
Preparing for emergencies takes only a few hours a year. Being prepared can save your life, minimize damage to your property, and help you recover more quickly following 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.
Lincoln 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 click the image below. Residents who do not have a home computer or internet access should contact their local library for free use of their computers to log on to the internet.
Newport Police Department - (541)-574-3348