Hurricane Isabelʼs nine-foot storm surge swamped houses in Somerset and Dorchester counties. Once-popular beaches all but washed away, while winds up to 83 mph destroyed nearly a third of the corn crop. The winds also toppled home heating tanks. Over 50,000 gallons of oil spilled, causing much of the wreckage to become flammable. Despite all this, Isabel caused only one fatality in the state of Maryland.

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State Information

Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)Camp Fretterd Military Reservation5401 Rue Saint Lo DriveReisterstown, MD 21136-5176(410) Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC)1(800) 492-TIPS / 1(800) Joint Operations CenterCamp Fretterd Military Reservation5401 Rue Saint Lo DriveReisterstown, MD 21136-5176(410) Local Emergency

Local Information

Annapolis Office of Emergency ManagementCity of Annapolis929 West St.Annapolis, MD 21401(410) 216-9167www.annapolis.govAnne Arundel County Office of Emergency ManagementHenry Hein Public Service Building7480 Baltimore Annapolis BlvdGlen Burnie, MD 21061(410) County Executive Office400 Washington AveTowson, MD 21204(410) 887-4420www.baltimorecountymd.govBaltimore County Office of Emergency Management700 E. Joppa RdTowson, MD 21286(410) 887-5996www.baltimorecountymd.govBaltimore CityBaltimore, MD 21202(410) States Attorney's Office, BaltimoreATAC Coordinator - (410) 209-4843Chief Information Officer - (410) 209-4930ATAC Executive Assistant - (410) County Department of Emergency Services107 Chesapeake Blvd, Suite 108Elkton, MD 21921(410)

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting State Citizen CorpsGovernor's Office on Service and Volunteerism300 West Preston Street, 15th FloorBaltimore, MD 21201(410)