www.charlescountymd.gov

Charles County, Maryland

Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Michelle Lilly
Chief of Emergency Management

Jennifer Adams
Emergency Services Specialist

Email:  ema@charlescounty.org

 

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The Emergency Management Division is responsible to develop, coordinate and promote a comprehensive emergency management program incorporating planning, preparedness, response, and recovery activities relative to emergencies or disasters whether natural or man-made including:

  • Public education and information
  • Promotion of mitigation activities
  • Liaison and collaboration with local, state and federal governmental agencies, for profit and nonprofit public and private institutions and volunteer organizations, as well as, activities related to the establishment of a comprehensive emergency management program.
  • Develop and maintain the County’s emergency operations plan which provides a framework for the coordination of emergency response activities across a broad spectrum of disciplines and agencies.

The Emergency Management Division is also responsible for the applications regarding budgeting, programming, requisitions, purchase orders, and reporting of grants pertaining to Emergency Management.

Please see Grants Awarded to the County by fiscal year.

 

 

Warming Centers Available During the 2017-2018 Winter Season
 
The public buildings listed below are available as warming centers during regular business hours for freezing temperatures during the 2017- 2018 winter season:
 
Capital Clubhouse, 3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf
Open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Daily
 
Charles County Public Library, all branches
La Plata Branch, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata
P.D. Brown Memorial Branch, 50 Village St., Waldorf
Potomac Branch, 3225 Ruth B. Swan Drive, Indian Head
Waldorf West, 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf
 
All branches open:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Nanjemoy Community Center, 4375 Port Tobacco Road, Nanjemoy
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
 
Richard R. Clark Senior Center, 1210 Charles St., La Plata
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
 
If you require a warming shelter or know of someone in need of shelter after hours, please contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Department at 301-932-2222.
 
Severe weather notices are posted on the Charles County Government website, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Weather updates are also aired on CCGTV, which broadcasts on Comcast channel 95 and Verizon channel 10. Sign up for the Citizen Notification System (CNS) to receive inclement weather and traffic alerts by text message, email, or phone. For information on power outages, view the SMECO outage map. Call 877-747-6326 to report a power outage.  Call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.