Solar Eclipse - August 21, 2017

A solar eclipse is an exciting event for many people.  Thousands of astronomers and other eclipse enthusiasts travel around the world to observe and photograph them.

The Aug. 21, 2017 solar eclipse begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).  The sun will be completely blocked by the moon for two minutes beginning around 10:15am.  You can see this from Waldport all the way to Pacific City.

The County is currently making plans with many partner agencies.  These planning groups include

  • Transportation
  • Medical, EMS and Public Health
  • Information and Messaging Coordination
  • Code/Policy Enforcement

The County is approaching the eclipse in many regards as a mass gathering event with a focus on preparedness and public safety.  Leading up to the event the Lincoln County Office of Emergency Management is coordinating with the State and Local Jurisdictions and emergency responders to plan for influx of visitors and to streamline messaging for maximum public safety. Several days before, during, and after the event Lincoln County will activate its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate emergency response as needed.

Use the links below and/or see the navigation on the left for more specific details in each area of emphasis: 

Health and Safety
Public Messaging and Notification