Posted on: January 8, 2018

2018 Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Meeting Schedule

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The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 was enacted by Congress to help assist local communities prepare for and respond to local chemical emergencies.  EPCRA requires facilities to report chemical storage and relea...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Allegany County Depart. of Emergency Services - Tornado Safety

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You may not think of Allegany County as having the right type of climate and geography to allow for the formation of tornadoes, but the region does experience tornado events from time to time. A tornado can occur at any time of year and any time of day.

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Allegany County Department of Emergency Services - Fire Safety

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There have been 23 residential fire fatalities in the State of Maryland, from January 1, 2017 to May 3, 2017. In cases where the cause of the fire has been determined, smoking, cooking and heating were the leading causes of fatal residential fires.

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