Emergency Resources

Emergency Preparedness for Home Medical Equipment Patients

In the event of a medical or critical care emergency, contact 911 immediately. In the event of a natural disaster or other wide-spread emergency, the links below can help connect you and any patients under your care to the agencies that are best able to assist. Natural disasters can strike quickly and without warning; the best defense against such events is to prepare NOW, before an emergency occurs. Create a disaster checklist to help protect yourself and members of your household.

Emergency Preparedness for Home Health Care

National Emergency Management Agencies
Local Emergency Management Agencies
Maryland Office of Preparedness and Response Tips and Checklists


To Report a power outage, please contact your utility company in your state:

West Virginia
  • Appalachian Power – Number to report safety hazard conditions: 1-800-956-4237
  • Mon Power – FirstEnergy Company Number to report outages or downed lines: 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)
  • BGE – Call to report outages: 1-877-778-2222
  • Pepco – Call to report outages: 1-877-737-2662
  • SMECO – Call to report outages: 1-877-747-6326
Washington D.C.
Northern Virginia
  • Dominion Energy – Call to report outages: 1-866-366-4357
  • NOVEC – Call to report outages: 1-888-335-0500