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Hurricane Laura Relief

August 28

As the Gulf states begin the recovery from the devastating effects of Hurricane Laura, here are some ways that you can send some help and love from Cecil County.

While your thoughts naturally are to send supplies such as clothes and other physical items, that actually does more harm than good as members of the community spend time sorting through donations, discarding most of what received as opposed ... (Full Story & Photos)

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August 28

This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will provide updates as they become available.

As of now, Cecil County has 771 and cases of COVID -19 and 39 fatalities. Currently, there are 106,664 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland.

We are working very closely with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, the Cecil County Health Department, Cecil County Government and a plethora of other departments ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Are You Hurricane Ready?

June 09

Did you know that Hurricane Season begins June 1? Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. All of that aside, the most dangerous threat is from water- inland flooding, heavy rains, and storm ... (Full Story & Photos)

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June 09

Are you local to Cecil County? Do you want to receive emergency alerts and notifications? Are you enrolled in CodeRed?

It's easy! From your phone, you can text CECIL to 99411 and that fast, you will receive emergency alerts and notifications. Of course, if you want to add more information, you can sign up on our website. Just click on Code Red on the left side and it will take you to the registration ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Weather On The Go!

February 24

Are you curious about weather? Do you want to learn how the National Weather Service issues watches and warnings and why? Are you curious about what kind of feedback and/or observations from Cecil County are helpful to the forecasters? Do you just want to learn about the weather? Well, then this is for you. The Cecil County Department of Emergency Services welcomes meteorologists from the Mount Holly ... (Full Story & Photos)

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December 05

Customers of Maryland’s toll facilities are invited to join the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police, MDTA staff and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in participating in this year’s national Toys for Tots campaign. This is the 30th consecutive year MDTA Police have supported the annual effort. Since 1990, MDTA employees have collected more than 152,000 toys and $120,000 from customers of ... (Full Story & Photos)

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National Drug Take Back Day

October 16

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

You can turn in unused or expired medications — no questions asked — for safe disposal at several locations. Also, Cecil County residents can also dispose of medicine anytime at several medicine drop boxes, with no questions asked. Drop box locations are listed at www.rewriteyourscript.org, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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October 08

Cecil County Department of Emergency Services has partnered with QuickSeries to develop a Preparedness App!

This app allows you to create your personal family emergency plan.

You can find the nearest emergency services locations and special services within the County.

In the event of a major disaster or emergency, you will have INSTANT access to evacuation routes, which ones are safe and open.

You ... (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, tune in to an EAS station. Additionally, up to date emergency information will be posted on this website.


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Cecil County Department of Emergency Services
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Suite 108
Elkton, Maryland 21921
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Non-Emergency: 410-392-2006
Admin Office: 410-996-5350
Fax: 410-398-0536
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