Glen Burnie, MD- June 1, 2023, marks the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs through November 30, 2023. Between Mid-August and October, Anne Arundel County is more likely to experience the effects of tropical systems including storm surge, flooding, and possible tornadoes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expects this to be a near-normal season with, but we still urge all residents to prepare now to reduce the loss of life and property.


Preeti Emrick, the Office of Emergency Management Director, urges all residents to prepare for potential disasters now, stressing the need to act swiftly in the face of potentially destructive storm surges, flooding, and powerful winds that threaten coastal communities. Director Emrick emphasized that both “individual and community preparedness are key to minimizing the loss of lives and property from tropical storms and hurricanes.”


We encourage our residents to individually prepare for hurricane season by checking their insurance policies, gathering important documents, and storing them in a safe, accessible spot in their homes. Remember that other family members may have to grab these documents if adults aren’t home, so make sure they know where to find them. For more information on preparing for hurricanes and tropical storms please visit our website and the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. We also encourage residents to sign up for emergency alerts to receive updates about watches and warnings in your area.


An alternate format is available upon request. Contact the Office of Emergency Management at 410-222-0600 or TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.


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