Get alerted to emergencies by text

Flooding in Skegness earlier this year.
Flooding in Skegness earlier this year.

Community groups across Lincolnshire are being encouraged to sign up for free text alerts warning them of an emergency situation in their area.

The Lincolnshire Resilience Forum (made up of emergency services and local councils in the county) is trailing a new text service in a bid to communicate more effective and efficiently with voluntary, community and faith sector organisations, particularly within hard to reach communities.

Steve Eason-Harris, emergency planning and business continuity officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We are encouraging community groups, town and parish councils, community emergency planning groups, and voluntary groups to get in touch and sign up. It is simple and free, and allows us to send vital information relevant to their communities quickly and easily.”

He continued: “There’s a whole range of scenarios where this messaging would be an absolute lifeline. I’d urge as many groups as possible to sign up.”

To register your interest or to find out more, contact Mr Eason-Harris on 01522 580322 or resilientlincs@lincoln.fire-uk.org