Emergency Management

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The Department of Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.

Severe Weather Tips During Covid-19:

Severe weather can happen anytime, in any part of the country. Severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds,
 tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding, and winter storms associated 
with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds.

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Facebook Social Network 

What you should know about severe weather?

  • Know what to do before, during, and after severe weather.
  • Create a communications plan with your family before severe weather hits.
  • Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
  • Listen to local officials.
  • Check your insurance policies to ensure you have enough coverage.
  • Evacuate if advised by local authorities.

Follow Ready for more severe weather tips or click here.


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Check out the County's May 2021 Podcast, featuring Brett Major, Emergency Management Coordinator, talking about the upcoming hurricane season and what you can do to prepare now!

Additional Information

Middle Peninsula All Hazards Mitigation Plan 2016
Disaster Preparedness Quick Guide FINAL as of 6 29 2020_Page_1