Disasters & Hazards

To best Protect yourself and your family in an emergency you should understand the different types of emergencies that can occur and specific actions to take.  You can find detailed information below about potential emergencies that may occur in Saint Mary's County.

Never assume that the area in which you live will not be affected by a natural disaster or manmade event.  Local responders may not be able to reach you immediately.  Your ability to be self-sufficient may be a matter of survival for both you and your family.

An explaination of the different types of biological threats and steps to prepare before during and after a biological threat An explaination of the different types of chemical threats and steps to prepare before during and after a chemical threat How to prepare for Winter Storms and Exterme Cold Stop Drop Roll and HOld instructions for what to do prior to an earthquake, during an earthquake and after an earthquake. To protect yourself and your family from fire learn about fires by reviewing before, during and after fire instructions and the preventive measures that can be taken.
BIOLOGICAL CHEMICAL COLD EARTHQUAKES FIRE
         
Be prepared make a flood plan and safety tips of what to do during a flood. Extreme heat kills steps to keep yourself and your family safe during extreme heat and humidity. Tips on what to do before, during and after a hurricane, Be prepared. Be prepared learn about before, during and after a nuclear power plant emergency. Prepare prior to an influenza pandemic now. Actions that you may take to help lessen the impact of an influenza outbreak on you and your family.
FLOODING HEAT HURRICANES NUCLEAR PANDEMIC
         
St. Mary's Dam Thunderstoms and Lighting be prepared by learning the associated dangers of thunderstorms. Be prepared learn about tornadoes and the definition of a safe room Keep yourself and your family safe during winter storms and extreme cold be prepared prior to the arrival of a winter storm during a winter storm and after a winter storm or extreme cold.  
ST. MARY'S DAM THUNDERSTORMS TORNADOES WINTER STORM  

 

Check the Federal Emergency Management Agency website for many more.



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