Emergency Preparedness Information
- Plan for an extended power loss.
- Have a way to travel if necessary.
- Have enough food or water to get through a period of time without power or the ability to get to a store. (AT LEAST 3+ DAYS)
- Have a plan to obtain information. TV, radio, internet? Make sure you have batteries.
- If you are homebound, have a backup plan in place for food delivery, care, etc.
- Arrange for medical needs in the event of a power loss. Spare oxygen, medicine, generator, etc..
- Make a Disaster kit (see below)
- Establish a communications plan with family members
- Check on you neighbors and the elderly.
CONTACT INFORMATIONWhere can I get more information?
- 9-1-1 Life threatening emergencies…Police, Fire, EMS
- 2-1-1 Shelter information including Local Warming Centers and Regional Overnight Shelters. In addition, 211 Maine connects callers to information about health and human services available in the community such as: Alzheimer’s resources; Basic needs – food, clothing, shelter; Counseling; Crisis intervention; Child development; Children’s health and insurance; Childcare; Consumer help; Disability services; Elder care; Emergency shelter; Energy assistance; Parenting; Financial assistance; Health care; Home care; Legal assistance; Maternal/child health services; Suicide prevention; Substance abuse education programs; Senior services; Transportation.
- 832-5369 Waldoboro Town Office – Warming Center Information
- 832-4500 Waldoboro Police Department. This is a non-emergency number that dials into the Lincoln County Communications Center for routine matters. To reach an officer, give your name and number to the dispatcher and an officer will return the call.
- 832-2160 Waldoboro Emergency Medical Service business line. Billing, general questions, etc. If an ambulance is needed, dial 911. This number is typically answered 24/7 unless crews are out of the building responding to an emergency.
- 832-2161 Waldoboro Fire Department business line. For routine matters leave your name and number and your call will be returned. The Fire station is only manned during Fire emergencies and when the Warming Center/Emergency Operations Center is activated.
- 874-1192 Red Cross local office in Topsham
- 882-7332 Lincoln County Communications (recording)
- 1-800- 696-1000 Central Maine Power outage reporting line. (Have your account number ready)
INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE
- Maine Prepares - www.maineprepares.com - Maine Disaster Preparedness Information
- Department of Homeland Security Disaster Preparedness - www.ready.gov
- Lincoln County Office of Emergency Management - www.lincolncountyema.net
- Lincoln County Office of Emergency Management on FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/LincolnEMA/
- Maine Emergency Management Agency - www.maine.gov/mema
- Federal Emergency Management Agency - www.fema.gov
- 211 Maine - www.211maine.org
- Central Maine Power - www.cmpco.com
- American Red Cross – www.redcross.org/local/maine
- Lincoln County News - http://lcnme.com/
- WCSH 6 Cancellations - http://www.wcsh6.com/closings
- Lincoln County TV - http://lctv.org/
WARMING CENTERIn the event of a wide spread, extended power outage, local officials may opt to open a WARMING CENTER at the Waldoboro Town Office for the duration of the event. A Warming Center is NOT an overnight shelter, but rather a location where people can gather to:
- Get out of the cold
- Charge portable electronics
- Fill water jugs for drinking and flushing (bring your own bucket)
- Get a hot shower (limited availability)
Warming Center information will typically be available at the following locations.
- 2-1-1 Maine (dial 211)
- Waldoboro Town Office - dial 832-5369 Monday thru Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.
- Waldoboro Fire Station (when Warming Center is open) - dial 832-2161
- Town of Waldoboro website (www.waldoboromaine.org)
- Town Office Sign
- Lincoln County News Website (www.lcnme.com)
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KITBeing prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to- carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate:
- Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
- Don’t forget water to flush toilets
- Food: non-perishable, easy-to- prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Medications (7-day supply) and Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, spare oxygen, syringes, etc)
- Multi-purpose tool, knife, scissors etc.
- Sanitation and personal hygiene items
- Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
- Cell phone with charger
- Family and emergency contact information
- Extra cash
- Map(s) of the area
- Extra set of car keys and house keys
- Manual can opener
- Blankets/sleeping bags, Towels
- Tools/supplies for securing your home
- Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
- Games and activities for children
- Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
- Two-way radios
- Extra clothing, hat, sturdy shoes, rain gear
Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:
- N95 or surgical masks
- Matches or lighter
- Work gloves
- Plastic sheeting
- Duct tape
- Household liquid bleach (for disinfecting)