The mission of the Division of Emergency Management is to reduce risk to life and property before, during, and after a disaster and to create a more resilient Calvert County.
We work to achieve this mission in several ways:
Conducting community outreach and public education to support a Culture of Preparedness
Reducing risk through hazard mitigation
Coordinating response and recovery efforts during and after a disaster
Ensuring the county's state of readiness with the development and maintenance of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery plans
Supporting training and exercise efforts for county staff and partners
The Division of Emergency Management provides assistance in the event of any technological, human-caused, or natural disaster when:
Infrastructure is at risk of failure
The safety of the public is at risk
There is a potential loss of public property
Services Provided by During an Emergency
The Division of Emergency Management coordinates resources to provide the following services to residents during and after a disaster
During an evacuation
During an extended power outage or during a heat- or cold-related event
If homes have been damaged to the point of being non-inhabitable
Emergency Food and Water
In the event of a catastrophic failure of the infrastructure to supply food and water to the population, food and water obtained from State and local resources will be provided at identified points of distribution.
During an emergency that involves flooding, sandbags will be provided to a level that will mitigate the damage to a person's property.
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