Hurricanes: Before and During the Storm

February 1, 2017

Review this Hurricane Safety Checklist from the American Red Cross to prepare for the dangers of a hurricane.

  1. Compile an Emergency Kit – use this downloadable checklist to ensure you have the necessary supplies on hand.
  2. Evacuate or Stay Put – Listen to the local authorities via your local radio or television station and follow their guidance. If you have not been asked to evacuate, determine whether your home or work is safe.
  3. Track the Storm – Follow NOAA on Facebook or Twitter (@usnoaagov) to get updates on dangerous storm systems.
  4. Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) was created by the Maryland legislature to ensure our state is prepared to deal with large-scale emergencies. MEMA is responsible for coordinating the state’s response in any major emergency or disaster. This includes supporting local governments as needed or requested, and coordinating assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal partners.
  5. Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is the lead state agency for coordination of comprehensive emergency preparedness, training, response, recovery and mitigation services in order to save lives, protect Delaware’s economic base and reduce the impact of emergencies.  DEMA is a division within the Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS) and is authorized by Delaware Code, Title 20,Chapter 31§3101-3130.

Maryland Alert Services
Many communities have developed emergency alert systems.  Check the community information page to find way that you can be alerted for hurricane situation.

Howard County
Montgomery County
Frederick County
Calvert County
Baltimore County
Harford County
Anne Arundel County
Prince Georges County
Washington County
Cecil County
Charles County
Kent County

Delaware Alert Services

New Castle
Wilmington (302-576-3914)