Emergency Management

Mission

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.



Hurricane Awareness Week May 9-15!

With climate change affecting the intensity and frequency of precipitation 
across the U.S., EPA is helping the American public get ready for hurricane 
season by highlighting National Hurricane Preparedness Week.

There are several practical ways that communities, individuals, and families
can prepare and plan for hurricanes. Many planning and preparation activities
may be different this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:

  • With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, communities potentially affected by
    hurricanes should check with the CDC and FEMA for additional or modified
    safety precautions. 
  • Be sure to update emergency plans and preparedness kit supplies due to
    COVID-19. 
  • Stay connected with community leaders and local government for tips on
    hurricane preparedness.
  • Check EPA’s website on hurricane preparedness and recovery for
    information on:
    • Drinking water
    • Water and wastewater systems
    • Planning for and managing disaster debris
    • Chemical or fertilizer storage
    • Flooding
    • Mold
    • Renovation and rebuilding

What else can you do? KNOW YOUR ZONE!

Click here to make sure you know your zone and are prepared in case of an evacuation in
your area!

ALWAYS CALL 911 if you are in immediate danger and need emergency help.



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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