Lincoln County has installed CodeRED, a new web-based notification system to send alerts and updates to residents who opt in by a free subscription. The alerts are sent by Sheriff’s Department officials or Lincoln County Emergency Management when local public safety officials notify them of the need for an Emergency Alert of a General/Community Alert.
An Emergency Alert might cover an evacuation notice; a road closure due to trees down, live power wires, or flooding; missing persons; or a shelter in place order due to a potential threat to life safety. General or Community Alerts could include planned power outages or road closures due to repair work; neighborhood crime alerts; or accidents where police or fire activity obstructs roadways.
Alerts can be sent to a landline or cell phone, by text to a smartphone, or via email. When you register, you will be able to select which method you prefer.
Residents can enroll in CodeRED from their computer by logging in to Lincoln County Emergency Management and following the instructions at the CodeRED logo on the site. From a cellphone they can text 99411, and then type “LincolnCounty” (no spaces) in the message box.
Contact Edgecomb’s Emergency Management Director Bill Witzell if you have any questions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or cell: 508-446-3228.