This year has reminded not only emergency managers, but most of us, that devastating weather events can strike at any time – and require preparation in advance. Maryland watched as Category 4 Hurricane Harvey, followed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, took their toll on millions of Americans. Meanwhile, earthquakes ravaged Mexico and tornados barrelled through all over the county – and as close as Queen Anne’s.
Learn how the County drew on its existing partnerships to respond to that tornado, and how Maryland partners with neighboring states as a member and leader of the Delmarva Emergency Task Force, at this year’s Winter Conference session, Eye of the Storm: Preparations & Partnerships. The session is co-hosted by the Maryland Association of County Administrators and the Maryland Association of County Emergency Managers.
Title: Eye of the Storm: Preparations & Partnerships
Description: There’s little debating that 2017 has brought multiple, devastating weather events to local governments worldwide. Right here at home, Maryland has recently “weathered through” flooding, tornadoes, and tropical storms. Waiting until a natural disaster strikes is too late to forge the partnerships that facilitate a seamless response and recovery. Preparation is the key. At this session, county leaders discuss how their partnerships with others helped them to help their residents when they needed them the most.
Scott Haas, Department of Emergency Services Director, Queen Anne’s County
Fred Webster, Chair, DELMARVA Emergency Task Force
Moderator: The Honorable Chris Adams, Maryland House of Delegates
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The theme of the Winter Conference is The Power of Partnerships. Find more information about MACo’s Winter Conference, and register here.
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