University of Maryland Extension

Agricultural Disaster Preparedness Information

Cecil County is within the radiological impact zones of several nuclear power generating stations.  The University of Maryland Extension (UME) Cecil County Office and multiple other agencies are collaborating with the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to provide disaster preparedness information relating to the agricultural community. 

When there is a possible radiological incident from nearby nuclear power generating stations, the EOC will activate to the Calling Center and monitor the impact of a release.  The EOC is responsible for various groups.  The UME and a couple other county agencies are responsible for the agricultural community and need to be able to reach out and provide guidance to residents on actions that are necessary to protect animals and humans.  In order to provide this notification service and guidance, the UME needs contact information on all Cecil County agricultural operations.  This information will be for UME-Cecil use only, except during training and actual incidents where others may see/utilize the information.

UME Cecil County is asking that all Cecil County agricultural operations contact them and provide emergency contact information for their operations.  Please call Doris Behnke or Donna Witkowski at the Cecil County Extension Office at 410-996-5280 or use the attached secured online form.     

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