Howard County Emergency Plans

The 2018 Howard County 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. The Plan was adopted by the Howard County Council on January 22, 2019. 

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.

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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.