A precautionary move from local government.
We have declared a State of Emergency in Lincoln County, beginning tomorrow and continuing through Monday. This is a precautionary move–much like east coast communities that do this in advance of a forecasted hurricane. In case local resources are overwhelmed for any reason, we can immediately request state help, instead of having to call a special meeting. All three of us will be at the Courthouse or close by throughout the weekend, but every second might count. Also, the Depoe Bay Fire Department has taken advantage of the governor’s offer of National Guard Help. A dozen guard soldiers and 2-3 Humvees are on their way to the coast.