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About the Newsroom

Efficient information flow is critical to effectively meet public information needs when multiple organizations come together to respond to an emergency. The Joint Information Center (JIC) is a centralized location where personnel with public information responsibilities organize, integrate and coordinate information to ensure timeliness, accuracy, accessibility and consistency during an incident  The JIC structure is designed to expand or contract to meet the needs of the incident and minimize duplication of effort.

All information inquiries should be directed to the appropriate department. See contact details below:

- U.S. Coast Guard:
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:
- Maryland Department of the Environment:
- Maryland Transportation Authority: 
- Maryland State Police:
- Witt O’Brien’s representing Synergy Marine: 


Media inquiries

Press Releases

See Multimedia of the Response on DIVIDs