Office of Emergency Management

Current Preparedness Focus


The City of Annapolis is susceptible to floods/flash floods anytime during the year but especially from March to September. Flooding is primarily due to the City's location as a coastal community. The lowest lying land is in the downtown Annapolis/City Dock area and Eastport, located at the mouth of the Severn River, Annapolis Harbor, and Spa Creek.

Click here for more information on flooding preparedness.

Nuisance Flooding and its Impact on Businesses in Annapolis

Alert Annapolis

Alert Annapolis will deliver customized general or emergency messages directly to homes, businesses, individuals’ cell phones or answering machines via text message, e-mail or phone call. This system will allow the City of Annapolis to reach Annapolitans, visitors, and employees, regardless of their location within the City, and provide actionable information.

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If you previously signed up for CodeRED, you have automatically been added into the Alert Annapolis system. If you would like to update your account, please visit, enter your email, and then click ‘forgot my password’. The system will then prompt you to finish setting up your account.

If you had not previously signed up for CodeRED and would like to receive messages from the City of Annapolis, please go to

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City of Annapolis Hazard Mitigation Plan

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