Disaster Recovery

After an emergency, the Office of Emergency Management will work with local, State, and Federal departments and agencies, and non-governmental organizations to assist with Recovery Operations.

Red Cross Volunteers

Ways to Volunteer

If you like to get involved with emergency preparedness and response in Anne Arundel County, consider volunteering with one of the various organizations. 

 After an emergency, remember to...

  • Check-in with family and friends by text messaging or using social media
  • Take photos of damage for insurance purposes
  • Prevent further property damage (for example, putting a tarp on a damaged roof)
  • Only discuss emergency details with licensed and insured contractors, and verify that the license is current and active
  • Never let anyone in your home without confirming their identification
  • Water may be unsafe to drink; ensure you filter and clarify water with a cloth and boil water, or bleach prior to consuming  
  • Do not attempt to touch or move downed power lines. Contact BGE, which provides power to most of Central Maryland, by visiting www.bge.com, or calling to report outages at 877-778-2222. If you see sparking power lines, immediately call 9-1-1. For other downed lines call 800-685-0123 or 410-685-0123 (TTY 800-735-2258)    

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