Queen Anne’s County and its municipalities are able to manage many disaster situations with internal resources. However, there are potential debris-generating events which may overwhelm the capabilities and assets of the County. The County coordinates with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) in response to effects from emergencies, disasters, severe weather conditions and other catastrophic events. The Department of Emergency Services (DES) is responsible for the planning and emergency preparedness as described in the county’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The Department of Public Works is responsible for updating the Plan, the solicitation and contracting of a Debris Management contractor to support response and mitigation efforts relating to debris removal activities by Department of Public Works.