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Calvert County Maryland - Citizen Preparedness Urged for Atlantic Hurricane Season 26 May 2022 ( news )
Calvert County , state Maryland ( By Press Release office)
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The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and the Calvert County Department of Public Safety , Emergency Management Division , urges citizen awareness and preparedness .
The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November , but most hurricane - like weather occurs between mid - August and late October . Calvert County is at risk for strong winds , heavy rain , inland flooding and other severe weather . Residents can be “weather ready” by knowing how to receive information and warnings , having a plan and practicing safety during and after a storm .
The National Weather Service notes hurricanes can cause coastline damage and destruction for several hundred miles inland . Hurricanes often produce extreme winds , devastating high tides , flooding from torrential rains and even tornadoes .
Residents can take the following actions to prepare for severe weather:
Stay tuned to local radio and TV stations for official weather information , alerts and warnings .
Follow instructions and advice given by emergency officials .
Know your evacuation route and have an emergency shelter plan .
Remain indoors during a hurricane and away from windows and glass doors .
If you live in a mobile home , plan alternate shelter . Mobile homes are unsafe in high winds .
Have a family communication plan and easy - to - find meeting place in case you are separated when a storm or disaster strikes .
Consider specific needs of household members , such as medical needs , dietary needs , disabilities , languages spoken , pets or service animals , as well as babies and young children .
Build an emergency kit and store supplies in easy - to - carry containers . Recommended items for a basic kit include water , non - perishable food , battery - powered or hand crank radio , flashlight , first aid kit , whistle to signal for help , local maps , cell phone with chargers and backup battery , prescription medications , cash , important family documents , blankets and change of clothing . Prepare supplies for home , work and vehicles .
Fill a bathtub or large container with water for sanitary purposes such as for cleaning and flushing toilets . This is important for those whose water runs on an electrical system .
Residents are encouraged to stay informed and prepared in the event of an emergency by visiting
www . CalvertCountyMd . gov/BeAwarePrepare
and signing up for Calvert County ALERT to receive timely information about various emergency and non - emergency situations in the county . Calvert County ALERT messages can be received by cell phone , landline , email , text messaging , fax , pager and more .
Citizens may register with Smart911 to create a safety profile for emergency communications . Smart911 is a free online service that allows individuals and families to automatically provide vital information to 911 call takers during an emergency . Citizens can also visit the portal to register individuals with special needs for the Calvert County Emergency Management special needs registry . Anyone who has unique needs that hinder or prevent them from taking protective actions during an emergency should sign up for the special needs registry .
The Department of Public Safety also offers a free “Calvert Prepare” app to put critical , real - time information at users’ fingertips in the event of a regional emergency and helps residents stay prepared . Those without internet can contact the Calvert County Division of Emergency Management at 410 - 535 - 1600 , ext . 2638 , to sign up for additional emergency preparedness information . To view more emergency - planning tips and information visit www . ready . gov .
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