Howard County Emergency Plans

The Howard County Draft Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for public review and comment. The Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is a strategic plan that proposes actions to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from future natural disasters. The Plan covers the entire County, and all natural hazards that the County could potentially experience.

During this process, citizens were asked to contribute by sharing local knowledge of the region’s vulnerability to hazards based on past occurrences, as well as identify initiatives which could help reduce the level of impact of those hazards through a public survey, and two public meetings.

That process has now culminated with the development of the Draft 2018 Howard County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, which can be found here for review and comment.

The public is encouraged to provide input on the draft plan to the Howard County Office of Emergency Management by email emergencymanagement@howardcountymd.gov or via phone at (410) 313-6030. 

The comment period will run until November 30th, 2018.

Howard County's 2015-2020 Emergency Management Strategic Plan  provides direction for 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.

Exec Signing Cropped for Website

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.