Cecil County Health Department Emergency Preparedness Program

The Cecil County Health Department Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) mission is to protect the
health and safety of Cecil County residents and visitors from manmade and naturally occurring public
health emergencies. This includes natural disasters, pandemics, acts of terrorism, or public health
incidents. This is done by mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from these incidents.

Emergency Preparation Resources

The following resources can help prepare you, your family, and your community for emergencies, including natural disasters, severe weather, outbreaks, and more.

Ready.gov: National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters.

Shelter-In-Place Instructions: Nine essential items you should prepare to help you shelter in place during an emergency.

Know Your Zone:  Stay safe. Find your evacuation zone today.  Know Your Zone is a new color-coded interactive map you can use to determine which storm evacuation zone you live in based on your street address in Maryland. Knowing your zone will help you avoid unnecessary evacuation travel, reduce highway congestion, ease overcrowding at local storm shelters, and boost public safety. Simply enter your address and view a color-coded map showing the evacuation zone. Emergency managers will work with local media and use social media and other tools to notify residents of impacted zones and what they should do to stay safe.

Maryland Responds: Register as a responder willing to provide services during a disaster or emergency situation.

Natural Disasters & Severe Weather: Find information about types of natural disasters and weather emergencies.

Preparing Makes Sense Video: A short instructional video from FEMA explaining the key steps to emergency preparedness, including being informed, making a plan, building a kit, and getting involved.

Preparedness for Pets: Preparedness information from the CDC for pet owners.  Have you included pets in your disaster plan? Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Peach Bottom Area Emergency Planning Brochure: Important safety information for those in the Peach Bottom Emergency Planning Zone.