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For example, you will find information on preparedness planning and advisories for alltypes of emergencies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Specific information on smallpox and other forms of bioterrorism is available from the Centers of Disease Control and information on chemical warfare may be found on the Environmental Protection Agency site.
General information about the organizations is also available on these sites. A brief description accompanies each of links. Some of these links are in portable document format (PDFs) which requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this application, you can download it free from Adobe's web site here or by clicking on the Adobe icon.
Control and Prevention -
Centers for Emergency Preparedness and
Agents, Diseases, & Other Threats
site deals with specific
information on bioterrorism, chemical and
radiation emergencies, mass
casualties, natural disasters and severe
weather, as well as recent outbreaks
of Homeland Security
This site provides practical information for the general public on preparing for a possible terrorist attack. It also provides information on the specific types of threats and how to prepare for them.
A public private partnership between government, public services and private underwriting sponsors. Obtain free updates about disasters and other news via email or cell phone.
This site provides practical information on preparedness and response for first
responders, businesses and individuals. Information is also available regarding current disasters, storms and federal responses. (Available in Spanish)
This site provides comprehensive disaster prevention, preparedness and recovery
resources as well as general information about Red Cross services and programs.
Chemical emergency preparedness and prevention information for communities and individuals is available at this site.
CBS News Disaster
This is a comprehensive list of links related to different types of disasters and their associated resources, such as airplane disasters, cyber crime, disease, drought, relief agencies and specific weather-related disasters.
There is a
special hotline number for Marylanders to
suspicious activities related to
terrorism. The hotline is
by Maryland State Police 24 hours
per day. Any citizen who
something unusual or suspicious
should report the situation to
This site provides specific information for Maryland on emergency preparedness
response and planning.
Hopkins' Office of Critical Event
Preparedness and Response (CEPAR)
Johns Hopkins' Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) serves as the command center -- and clearinghouse -- for our enterprisewide planning for and reaction to a catastrophe, particularly involving bioterrorism or nuclear or chemical attack.
The following sites link to information from specific departments within Howard County government:
County Web site
Fire and Rescue