Office of Emergency Management

Mission Statement:

The City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Management provides vision, direction, and subject matter expertise in order to coordinate the City’s all hazards emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts and develop an overall culture of safety.

Kevin J. Simmons, Director
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Flood Safety

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ®
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
  • Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.
  • If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.

Residents may elect to receive updates from the Office of Emergency Management across several media platforms:

  • 'Prepare Me Annapolis' Mobile App (iPhone & Android platforms)
  • Facebook
  • Twitter @annapolisOEM
  • the radio (1430 AM WNAV)
  • Alerts from the CodeRed Notification System

The CodeRed Notification system is a communication service that allows the Office of Emergency Management to quickly notify citizens about emergency situations through phone, email, or text message alert. All citizens and businesses are encouraged to register.

Information about CodeRed Service