Howard County Emergency Plans

The Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with Howard County’s Department of Public Works (DPW) Stormwater Management Division, is spearheading the County’s 2018 Hazard Mitigation and Flood Mitigation Plan Update (HMP/FMP) efforts. A public meeting was held on Thursday, May 17 at the Elkridge Library to solicit input and discuss the County’s All-Hazards Mitigation Plan and Flood Mitigation Plan.  These plans define goals and actions that can be taken to mitigate impacts from a variety of hazards, including flooding, within the County. Every five years the County is required to update these plans. The slides from the public meeting can be found here

Howard County recently completed a 2015-2020 Emergency Management Strategic Plan that provides better definition to our next five years. The plan is centered around ten strategic goals, and was developed with the input of numerous county stakeholders.

The Howard County Office of Emergency Management is proud to present the Howard County Emergency Operations Plan, which was officially signed by Executive Allan H. Kittleman on June 9th, 2015. This plan reflects a very lengthy process to improve the emergency response capabilities within Howard County and involved numerous county agencies and external partners.

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Learn how best to keep your pet safe and how to include your pets in your emergency disaster preparedness plans with Howard County's Animal Disaster Preparedness Packet.