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Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Utility Disruptions

Snow storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and numerous other hazards can lead to a disruption in utilities. When preparing for hazards that may affect Montgomery County, it's important to know how those hazards may disrupt power, water, and gas services.

Water Disruptions

Emergencies such as hurricanes or water main breaks may lead to a water disruption. Prepare for a possible disruption by taking the following steps: 

Power Disruptions

Strong winds or heavy snow can lead to power outages throughout the county. Prepare for a disuption by taking the following steps:

Gas Disruptions

Alert Montgomery

Listen to the radio or sign up for Alert Montgomery to receive updates about major water disruptions.



For more information on utility disruptions, visit:

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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Emergency Information


The Centers for Disease Control

PEPCO Emergency Information
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Washington Gas Emergency Information