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Lincoln County Government
115 W. Main St.
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Emergency Notifications
Lincoln County Emergency Operations Center Open
The Lincoln County Emergency Operations Center is open at this time from 9AM-6PM monitoring the weather event for escalation. For non-emergency questions related to the weather, please call 704-736-8512. As always, for emergencies, don't hesitate to call 9-1-1.

Frequently Asked Questions
The link below provides important information that will assist you during the storm including information on how evacuations and shelters are handled and who to contact in the event of an emergency.

HURRICANE JUAQUIN - Frequently Asked Questions

Special Weather Statement

In advance of the forecast for heavy rainfall to impact our area and region over the weekend, Lincoln County combined Emergency Services advises precautions for this weather event. Citizens living near streams, creeks, rivers and lakes should monitor the situation closely through the weekend.

You should closely monitor forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. Make sure to have a minimum of 72 hours worth of food, water and medical necessities on hand. Move animals to high ground. Keep children away from flowing water sources and do not drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around - Don't Drown. Citizens with special needs, such as those on oxygen or dependent on medical devises requiring electricity should contact their vendors for back up equipment that will last at least 72 hours and request instruction on how to use those supplies during a possible extended power outage.  Please stay safe and stay well.

This alert will be rebroadcast as a reminder tonight at 6PM.


Sewer Spill in the Smithstone Subdivision
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE & PRESS RELEASE


(LINCOLN COUNTY –2392 Smith Harbor Drive, Denver, NC 28037)

The Lincoln County Health Director issued a Swimming Advisory at 11:30 am Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  A sewage spill of approximately 1,000 gallons occurred due to a mechanical failure at lift station #16 Smithstone Subdivision located at 2392 Smith Harbor Drive in Denver.  The spill leaked into the cove.  The mechanical failure was reported at 9:50 am on September 30, 2015.  Lincoln County Public Works Department was on the scene at 10:02 am and the spill was stopped at 10:07 am.  “No Swimming” advisory signs were posted and water testing began at 11:00 am. 

The Lincoln County Public Works Department is taking water samples to determine the level of potential bacterial infection into Lake Norman. As a preventive measure, the Health Director is advising all residents and boaters that this area may be contaminated with fecal coliform.  Residents and lake users are advised not to swim or otherwise have bodily contact in that area.  Residents in that immediate area will receive a pre-recorded alert message if they are registered with the Lincoln County’s emergency notification system.  This release is also being sent to all local media and to the Lincoln County’s website. 

Lincoln County Public Works Department will continue water testing and will notify the Lincoln County Health Department and public when it is clear to resume lake activities in this area. Until at least two consecutive samples indicate fecal coliform counts <200/ml at all sampling sites, the swimming advisory will remain in effect.  This decision is based on state guidelines per the Mooresville Regional Office of the NC Division of Environmental Management.