Maryland is at risk for the damage caused by high winds and flooding from hurricanes or, more typically, the tropical storms that follow them. Sewage systems can flood and release untreated sewage into local waterways. Before a hurricane, make sure your sewage system has either an interior or exterior backflow valve to prevent a flooded system from contaminating not only the house but the flood waters as well. Follow these stepswhen returning to your home after a hurricane to protect yourself and your family.

Some of this damage can be prevented by following the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) preparedness tips. You should not drink or wash with the well water until it is disinfected. See the MDE well protection fact sheet for more information on how to protect your well before a hurricane, well disinfection resources and more.

Emergency response plans and procedures
Natural disasters information for students


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