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PARTLY CLOUDY
Partly Cloudy
Temperature:72 F
Wind Chill:72 F
Wind Speed:9 mph
Wind Direction:360
Humidity:78 %
Visibility:10 mi
Sunrise:5:53 am
Sunset:8:21 pm
 
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911 Calls
Calls Recvd Fire Disp Med Disp Police Disp
Jan 14379 171 759 1447
Feb 12114 144 731 1322
Mar 12898 120 775 1414
Apr 12700 167 822 1509
May 15659 168 732 1733
Jun 11710 149 788 1816
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 79460 919 4607 9241

EMS Responses
2014
Jan 1003
Feb 925
Mar 1001
Apr 1017
May 1010
Jun 1090
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 6046

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Lightning and Thunderstorm Safety and Information

June 17

All thunderstorms produce lightning and are dangerous. If you hear the sound of thunder, then you are in danger from lightning.

A THUNDERSTORM WATCH means a thunderstorm is possible for your area.

A THUNDERSTORM WARNING means a thunderstorm is taking place in your area.

Remember the 30/30 Lightning Safety Rule: Go indoors if, after seeing lightning, you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Verizon Provides Helpful Information For Storm Preparation

June 05

Verizon has provided information about outage contacts, tips for wireless customers during emergencies and links to helpful information and apps for storm preparedness.

Customer Contact Information:

Residential customers can contact Verizon at www.verizon.com/outage; small business customers can visit ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Hurricane Preparedness Week. Huricane Season Starts June 1st

May 27

From the American Red Cross Preparation Checklist:

Are you ready for a hurricane?

Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Check your disaster supplies. Replace or restock as needed.

Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture).

Close your windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you do not have hurricane ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Conowingo Dam
Conowingo Dam

Tour of Conowingo Dam

May 14

On Tuesday, May 13th, members from the Department of Emergency Services and the Cecil County Health Department participated in a very informative tour of the Conowingo Dam. DES personnel from Administration, Emergency Management, EMS, Dispatch and Hazmat attended. Administrative and emergency preparedness personnel represented the Health Department.

The tour was given by Don Baldwin, Senior Civil/Structural ... (Full Story & Photos)

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AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer Presented to Cecil County, First in State of Maryland

May 12

AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program spearheaded by AKC Reunite and dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in the aftermath of tornadoes, floods, wildfires and other natural or civil disasters, just donated its first-ever trailer in the state of Maryland.

Members of the Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club presented the trailer to officials from Cecil County Department of Emergency Services ... (Full Story & Photos)

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FEMA Evaluates Cecil County Agencies During Peach Bottom Exercise

April 07

Exelon conducted a full scale exercise involving its Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station during the week of April 7th. The exercise tested the plant's ability to handle security issues and to notify the surrounding jurisdictions of the plant's status. In turn, the jurisdictions were evaluated on their ability to react to the plant's notifications and demonstrated their skills in handling a radiological ... (Full Story & Photos)

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35 Years Since Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Incident

March 27

March 28th marks the 35th anniversary of the incident that occurred at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant near Harrisburg, PA, resulting in a small radioactive release. The release did not cause any injury to workers or the community but did cause many changes in emergency response planning, training, engineering, radiation protection and plant operations. The following information is from ... (Full Story & Photos)

TMI Cooling Towers
TMI Cooling Towers

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National Flood Safety Awareness Week: March 16 - 24, 2014

March 18

On average, flooding causes more property damage in the United States than any other weather related event. It is a threat to life and property that can occur in any of the fifty states or U.S. territories at any time of year.

It is good practice to have enough food, water and medicine on hand at all times to last you at least 3 days in the case of an emergency. Water service may be interrupted or ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Local Emergency Information

During an emergency, officials will tell you what is happening using the Emergency Alert System (EAS), sirens, and/or loudspeakers, and door to door notification. if you hear a siren, turn into an EAS station. Additionally, up to date emergency information will be posted on this website.


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