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Emergency Shelter

In situations where the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) of Calvert County Government has deemed it necessary to open an emergency shelter; the primary shelter for the county is at Huntingtown High School.

Huntingtown High School
4125 N. Solomons Island Road (MD Rt. 2/4)
Huntingtown

In the event of an incident specifically involving the Dominion Cove Point LNG Plant that the EOC deems it necessary to open a shelter; than Patuxent High School will be utilized. 

Patuxent High School
12485 Rousby Hall Road
Lusby                  

Shelter-in-Place

The direction to Shelter-in-Place will only be implemented by the EOC in a situation where the environment is so critically dangerous that it would be unsafe to leave your home, place of business or school. These procedures involve remaining in the building until the danger has passed.
 
Follow these guidelines for a shelter-in-place order related to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear events:

  • Close all windows and doors. Use masking or duct tape to tape cracks around windows and doors for extra protection. Use damp towels to cover cracks under doors.
  • Continue to listen to Emergency Alert System for updated information and instructions.
  • Cover food and put uncovered food in the refrigerator. Food in sealed containers is safe to eat. Well water is safe unless told otherwise.
  • Do not attempt to pick children up from school. They will be cared for in their school in accordance with existing emergency plans.
  • Do not dial 9-1-1 unless you have a life-threatening emergency.
  • Follow all instructions given on the Emergency Alert System.
  • If you are in a car, keep windows and air vents closed.
  • If you are outside, go indoors immediately.
  • Keep pets indoors. If possible, shelter farm animals.
  • Stay calm; there will be enough time to protect yourself and your family.
  • Turn off heating and air conditioning units and close fireplace dampers.

Follow these guidelines for a shelter-in-place order related to hostile related events:

  • Close and lock all windows and doors.
  • If outside, go indoors immediately.
  • Monitoring local news channels.
  • Follow any instruction provided by county officials.
  • Do not dial 9-1-1 unless you have a life-threatening emergency.

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