Emergency Preparedness

The Mission of the Town's Emergency Management program is to minimize the effects of future disasters through mitigation, planning, and partnering to obtain resources and response efforts. The coordination of response agencies during a disaster event and public education and awareness for disaster preparedness is a vital part of these efforts.

The Town will provide assistance in the event of any man-made or natural disaster when: 

  • The Town infrastructure is at risk for failure
  • The safety of the public is at risk
  • When there is potential loss of public property

Services during an emergency:

  • Resources for shelter: The Town will provide updates and links to County provided shelters during an extended power outage or during a heat- or cold related event. The North Beach Volunteer Fire Department in Chesapeake Beach serves as a location where residents can seek immediate assistance during events that threaten life and property. 
  • Resources for emergency food and water: The Town will work with the County and State in an event of a catastrophic failure of the infrastructure to supply water to the residents. Food and water provided by State resources will be provided at identified points of distribution.
  • Sandbags: During an emergency that involves flooding, sandbags will be provided to the best of the Town’s ability to mitigate the damage to a person’s property. The Town will also work with the County and identify locations where residents can obtain additional sandbags as a County resident.


North Beach Volunteer Fire Department

Sign Up for Nixel Alerts

Everbridge Alert Notifications

Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Create a Emergency Checklist

Make a Plan

Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for People with Disabilities

Red Cross Hurricane Checklist

Key Contacts:

NameTitlePhone Number
Holly WahlTown Administrator(410) 257-2230
Jay BerryDepartment of Public Works Superintendent(410) 257-2230
Marti GilpinCommunity Involvement Coordinator(410) 257-2230

If you lose power, please report it immediately by calling:

  • 1-877-778-2222 in the BGE service territory or online by clicking here
  • 1-877-737-2662 in the PEPCO service territory 
  • 1-877-747-6326 in the SMECO service territory