June 9, 2023

Don’t Forget to Hashtag #SMCStormReport


The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services is expanding its situational awareness during and after weather-related incidents by encouraging citizens to use the hashtag #SMCStormReport on any social media platform when posting pictures of property damage.

Citizens using this hashtag will help Emergency Services better understand the location, storm intensity, and other relevant information within the county. This hashtag will also assist Emergency Management when reporting information to the National Weather Service. When posting and using the hashtag, include the approximate time and location of occurrence.

Citizens can also email Emergency Management at [email protected] with pictures, information, location, and time of damage.

Social media posts should not be used to report emergencies but are another tool to help us respond and provide services. In the event of an emergency, you should always immediately dial 9-1-1.

For more information on Emergency Management and tips on how to Be informed, Make a plan, and Build a kit, click here.

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