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 Reservation
5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136-5176
(410) 517-3600

Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC)
1(800) 492-TIPS / 1(800) 492-8477

Maryland Joint Operations Center
Camp Fretterd Military Reservation
5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136-5176
(410) 517-3700

Maryland Local Emergency Managers

Local Information

Annapolis Office of Emergency Management
City of Annapolis
929 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 216-9167

Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management
Henry Hein Public Service Building
7480 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Baltimore County Executive Office
400 Washington Ave
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-4420

Baltimore County Office of Emergency Management
700 E. Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 887-5996

Baltimore City
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-6188

United States Attorney's Office, Baltimore
ATAC Coordinator - (410) 209-4843
Chief Information Officer - (410) 209-4930
ATAC Executive Assistant - (410) 209-4868

Cecil County Department of Emergency Services
107 Chesapeake Blvd, Suite 108
Elkton, MD 21921
(410) 996-5350

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

Maryland State Citizen Corps
Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism
300 West Preston Street, 15th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-1674