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Maryland Revises All-Hazards Emergency Response Plan

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency is proud to present to you the approved State Response Operations Plan (SROP), published to the public on December 1, 2013. The SROP is the core plan of the Response Mission of the Maryland Emergency Preparedness Program (MEPP). Its purpose is to describe the roles and responsibilities of Maryland entities during  Read the Rest…

MEMA Introduces the Maryland Emergency Preparedness Program

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency is pleased to introduce the first iteration of the Maryland Emergency Preparedness Program (MEPP). The MEPP is an innovative, forward-thinking approach that sets the policy and strategy for comprehensive emergency preparedness and operations for the State of Maryland for today and into the future. The Maryland Emergency Preparedness Program replaces the Comprehensive Emergency  Read the Rest…

GOVERNOR O’MALLEY SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER TO IMPROVE MARYLAND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

REISTERSTOWN, MD  (Nov. 4, 2013) – As part of the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s commitment to homeland security, Governor Martin O’Malley issued an Executive Order today to adopt the Maryland Emergency Preparedness Program (MEPP). The MEPP is the overarching platform to ensure a consistent and comprehensive approach to preparedness. The Executive Order outlines the roles and responsibilities related to  Read the Rest…

MEMA ROLLS OUT NEW MARYLAND PREPARES MOBILE APP

Reisterstown, MD (Oct. 11, 2013) — The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is excited to announce the release of its official “Maryland Prepares” mobile application.  The app provides iPhone, iPad, and Android phone and tablet users the ability to access emergency preparedness information on the go. “MEMA is excited about the opportunities this new app  Read the Rest…

Maryland Launches Grant Program for Backup Power at Fuel Stations

In an effort to help Maryland consumers avoid widespread fuel outages in the event of an energy emergency, the state has made available $1.7 million to help service stations install backup power generation. Kicking off just as the hurricane season enters its typically most active period, the Maryland Service Station Energy Resiliency Grant Program will  Read the Rest…

Second Annual “Great ShakeOut” Earthquake Drill Set for October 17, 2013

In less than two months, individuals and communities throughout seven states and the District of Columbia will participate in the second Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill.  Held annually on the third Thursday of October, the ShakeOut is set for Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 10:17 a.m. EDT.  During the self-led drill, participants practice how to  Read the Rest…

“Maryland Prepares” Social Media Campaign

During the month of September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security sponsor National Preparedness Month and promote activities that educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies.  This year, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency would like to spend the month of September recognizing individuals, families, and businesses that have been  Read the Rest…

Portions of Prince George’s County Face Water Shortage

Laurel – July 15, 2013:  A section of pipe in a vital 54-inch concrete pipeline appears to be failing, and parts of Prince George’s County may be without water for a few days while repairs are made. As a result WSSC is urging customers to begin stocking up on water immediately.  Prince George’s County Emergency Services  Read the Rest…

American Red Cross Issues Plea for Blood Donors

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July. “We are counting on generous volunteer blood and platelet donors to step up and give  Read the Rest…

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