Sign Up for Alerts

Awareness is the first step to being prepared. These resources can help you stay informed and give first responders the information they need to assist you.

Sign Up for Alerts

Calvert County ALERT

Calvert County’s emergency notification system allows officials to contact county residents in the event of an emergency situation such as missing persons, weather updates, water and sewer service disruptions and gas line breaks.

The system employs mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls coupled with a high-speed telephone system capable of delivering pre-recorded messages directly to homes and businesses via telephone, cell phone, text and email messages.

In order to successfully reach residents, it is recommended that each household have a plug-in, non-portable phone in the event of power outages. In the event of extended power outages, the system is used to provide updates and broadcast emergency information such as warming center locations and mass care shelter activation.

Residents and businesses with landline telephone numbers have already been included in the system. You may use the registration link to include additional ways to contact you. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

We encourage all residents of Calvert County to register to receive messages by visiting our registration web site.

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Maryland Text Alert Program

#MdReady allows people to opt in to receive updates, tips and alerts about threats or hazards in Maryland. 

To opt into the program, text MdReady (for English) or MdListo (for Spanish) to the number 898-211. MEMA also reminds Maryland residents that 211-MD has translators in Spanish and 180 other languages ready to assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can reach a 211-MD representative to get help with food, housing and shelter, substance abuse and mental health, in the following ways:

1. Dial 211
2. Text your zip code to 898-211
3. Chat online through their website:

Maryland Programa de Alertas de Texto #MdListo en Español

#MdReady permite a las personas optar por recibir actualizaciones, consejos y alertas sobre amenazas y peligros en Maryland. #MdListo es su contraparte en español.

Para inscribirse en el programa, envíe un texto con la palabra MdReady (para inglés) o MdListo (para español) al número 898-211. MEMA también les recuerda a los residentes de Maryland que 211-MD tiene traductores en español y otros 180 idiomas listos para ayudar las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana. 

Puede comunicarse con un representante de 211-MD para obtener ayuda con alimentos, vivienda y refugio, abuso de sustancias y salud mental, de las siguientes maneras:

1. Marque 211
2. Envíe un mensaje de texto con su código postal al 898-211
3. Chatee en línea a través de su sitio web:

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Download the Calvert Prepare Mobile App

Calvert Prepare is an interactive app designed to allow county residents, businesses, and visitors access to emeSocial Media - Page 1rgency alerts, preparedness guidance, and much more while on the go.  

The app includes several key features:

  • Emergency kit checklist and fillable family communication plan
  • Push notifications from Emergency Management and NOAA severe weather alerts
  • Information on natural and manmade threats and how to prepare for them
  • Flood and damage reporting tools
  • Interactive map with locations of interest
  • Information on volunteer and training opportunities

Citizens are encouraged to download "Calvert Prepare" for iOS (Apple) and Android devices for free through the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Disclaimer: This app is intended to be utilized as an addition to your primary means of emergency notification. Technical and cell phone service issues may prevent you from receiving alerts and other notifications in a timely manner. This app is NOT meant to be used to report emergency situations. If you experience an emergency please dial 9-1-1.

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Provide a Safety Profile for 911

Calvert County has partnered with Smart911 and Smart911 Facility, free online services that allow individuals, families and businesses to automatically provide vital information to 911 call takers during an emergency.

smart911 logo You can create a safety profile for your household or business that includes any information you want 911 and emergency responders to have in the event of an emergency: 

  • Residents: Address details, medical information, pets and other members of the household, vehicle details, emergency contacts, etc. 
  • Businesses: Buildings within your campus, alarm locations and contacts, utility shutoff locations, points of contact and property owner information, floor plans, etc.

All information is optional and citizens and businesses have the ability to choose what details to include. Smart911 and Smart911 Facility information is used only for emergency responses and is only made available to the 911 system in the event of an emergency call.

Visit the Smart911 website or Smart911 Facility website to sign up today and create a safety profile.

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Register Special Needs for Evacuation Assistance

Calvert County Emergency Management maintains a special needs registry to assist individuals who may require evacuation in the event of an emergency. Anyone who has unique needs that hinder or prevent them from taking protective actions on their own should sign up for the special needs registry. Placement on the registry gives first responders critical information they need to help those who require special assistance during an emergency.

Download the special needs information form to join the registry. To learn more, email Emergency Management  or call 410-535-1600, ext. 2638.

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