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Washington County’s Citizen Alert Notification System
The Washington County’s emergency notification system enables the County to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.
Residents and business with listed telephone numbers are in the system, but you may also specify additional ways to contact you including home cell, business, email, text and hearing impaired receiving devices. You will receive time sensitive messages wherever and however you specify. The information you enter is confidential, protected and will not be used for any other purpose.
For more information or to sign-up to receive alerts visit WashingtonCounty Division of Emergency Services
Emergency Preparedness and Response
There are several government websites that provide a wealth of information and resources regarding disasters and public health emergencies. Click on one of the headings below to be directed to your area of interest.
Maryland, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Office of Preparedness and Response(OP&R)
General Information News
Emergency Preparedness and You
Individuals and Families Businesses
Emergency Kits Schools
Seniors Access and Functional Needs
Infants and Young Children Pets
General Information Planning and Preparedness
Protection and Precautions Pandemic Awareness
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Natural Disasters and Severe Weather – Floods, Tornadoes, Extreme Heat, Power Outages and more
Bioterrorism Agents, Disease Other Threats – Anthrax, Plague, Smallpox and more
Caring for Children – Information for Parents, Schools, Pediatricians and more
Chemical Emergencies – Ricin, Chlorine, Nerve Agents and more
Radiological Emergencies – Dirty Bombs, Nuclear Blasts and more
Other Public Health Emergency Resources
Disaster Apps and Mobile Optimized Web Pages. The tools on this page are designed to provide mobile device users access to Web-based content. They are developed to run on specific mobile platforms, such as iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android, or Blackberry. Includes disaster medicine tools, psychological health tools, and other disaster-related resources.
Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) . This National Library of Medicine (NLM) site is a well-organized portal to online disaster resources from public and private organizations. All resources have been evaluated for reliability by NLM's team of medical librarians and disaster information specialists using selection guidelines. Find links to sample disaster plans, toolkits, Webinars and educational videos, downloadable and printable guides, forms, and other planning documents, reports and best practices based on previous disasters, professional disaster health literature, and more.
· Follow DIMRC on Twitter
· Search for Disaster Organizations widget (DIRLINE, National Library of Medicine)
. This collection of databases developed for environmental health professionals and first responders by the National Library of Medicine is available online and can be downloaded to mobile devices for use in the field.
Western Maryland Area Health Education Center (WMAHEC) Disaster Resources
WMHAEC's medical librarian, under contract with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), developed training modules on accessing national and local disaster health resources for a variety of audiences. In addition to these modules, this site provides links to disaster health resources relating to seniors and other vulnerable populations in Western Maryland and other rural areas.
Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness - National Library of Medicine . Emergency and disaster preparedness materials and resources for a variety of audiences including, but not limited to, disabled, older adults, hearing impaired, visually impaired and limited English proficiency.
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