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Michael Caswell

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Emergency Action Plans for flood evacuation
« on: October 04, 2021, 12:02:50 pm »
Dam failures occur every year in this country. Dams may fail on first filling, after a heavy storm, during maintenance efforts, or suddenly after 100 years of “safe” operation. In an event that may stress your dam (hurricane, heavy rain, earthquake, etc.), an effective and up-to-date Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a critical tool for high and significant hazard dam owners, dam safety officials, and emergency response personnel.

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Emergency Action Plan Template
The Dam Safety Division has modified the national "Model Emergency Action Plan" which was the outcome of a multi-agency work group initiated in 2004 by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO). The Maryland-specific template documents are available at the following hyperlinks in Microsoft Word format. Note that the former individual templates for High or Significant Hazard dams have been combined into a single document that applies to both hazard classes.​

​A description of the template documents, as well as helpful tips for EAP generation, review and updates is available in the following document: