Francis Scott Key Bridge Response 2024


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This site is dedicated to sharing information regarding Baltimore City's Office of Emergency Management's handling of the Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse Response 2024. All information that is within this page is based on the available information, facts, and response surrounding this incident.  For the most update information and details on the different components of the City's response please refer to this site.  This site will be managed and maintained by the Office of Emergency Management to provide information to the public on the status of the incident, response, and next steps. 

The Key Bridge Response 2024 Unified Command includes the:


  • U.S. Coast Guard

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Maryland Department of the Environment

  • Maryland Transportation Authority 

  • Witt O’Brien’s representing Synergy Marine

  • Maryland State Police 



A Debris Reporting Hotline (410)205-6625 has been established for residents to report wreckage from the Key Bridge washing up on the shore or in the waterway.  Members of the public are asked to avoid touching materials suspected to be apart of the wreckage. 

Impacted Workers 

Port of Baltimore workers whose employment status has been affected by the Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance, as well as local and state assiatnce. 

Maryland Deparment of Labor Unemployment Insurance Hotline (667) 930-5989 or visit Maryland Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance 

Hours of Operation 

Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Individuals in need of employment resources are encouraged to check out the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s website. 

Maryland Insurance Fund 

Maryland Insurance Agency Virtual Disaster Center


Small Businesses 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is operating the following Business Recovery Centers to assist business owners in completing disaster loan applications.  

Eligibility applies to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses, and private nonprofit organizations. These loans may be used to pay normal operating expenses such as fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can't be paid because of the disruption. Eligibility is based on the financial impact of the disaster only. The filing deadline for applications is December 30, 2024.

These Centers will operate as indicated below until further notice.

To learn more, visit

More information about disaster assistance information is available at Applicants may also call SBA's Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email

Business Recovery Centers

BALTIMORE CITY – Opening: Monday, April 1, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

CareFirst Engagement Center

1501 S Clinton St, Ste #100

Baltimore, MD 21224

Daily Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Closed: Sunday

Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management & Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development will be on site to provide emergency preparedness information, and additional support and connect businesses to additional resources.

Note: Baltimore City is working in conjunction with Anne Arundel County for this location to service businesses in both jurisdictions.


BALTIMORE COUNTY – Opening: Monday, April 1 at 1:00 p.m.

Dundalk Renaissance Center

11 Center Place

Dundalk, MD 21222


BALTIMORE COUNTY – New Location Opening: Friday , April 5, 2024 at 8:00 a.m.


7200 Sollers Point Road

Baltimore, MD 21222

Daily Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Closed: Sunday

Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce representatives will be available onsite at the Dundalk location to provide additional support and connect businesses with  resources.


Crisis and Mental Health Resources 

Crisis and Mental Health Resources

This tragedy impacts all of us and it is hard to process. Call or text 988 if you or a loved one are feeling overwhelmed, sad, or stressed. 988 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The 988 Helpline is counselors are ready and here to help you.

Transportation Impacts 

Avoid I-695

I-695 remains closed on the outer loop at MD-173 (Exit 1) and on the inner loop at MD-157/Peninsula Expressway (Exit 43). Commuters should allow for additional travel times using alternate routes on I-95, I-895 and other portions of I-695 and plan accordingly.

Restrictions are in place for vehicles transporting hazardous materials (including propane over 10 lbs) in I-95 & 895 tunnels.  Vehicles in excess of 13' - 6" inches, in height, or 96" (8 feet) in width are prohibited from using the I-895 Baltimore Harbor Tunnel.  I-95 Ft. McHenry Tunnel is Height - 14' - 6" Width - 11' - 0". 

For more inforomation visit 

For additional road closure information visit

The Port of Baltimore is still open for truck transactions but remains closed to vessel traffic until further notice. For more information visit 

Air Traffic Restrictions 

Air Traffic Restrictions remain in place.  There is a ZERO-TOLERANCE policy regarding any UAS/drone use anywhere within the "No Drone Zone" established by the FAA.  Anyone who attempts to fly a UAS/drone in any prohibited manner may be subject to arrest, prosecution, fines, and/or imprisonment.

Temporary Flight Restriction Key Bridge


Emergency Response Funds 

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Baltimore Civic Fund have set up an emergency response fund to support victims’ families and the families of the survivors. The money raised will be distributed to the families of those impacted. While monetary support can never replace the loss of a loved one, our goal is to help ease the burden of those affected by this tragedy.

Other ways to help:

United Way of Central Maryland

The Maryland Tough Baltimore Strong Key Bridge Fund provides a secure way for Baltimoreans and those who care for them to contribute to the recovery and resilience of Baltimore as a result of the March 26th Key Bridge tradgedy.  This fund supports regional efforts to heal, respond and memorialize in coordination with adjacent efforts with our strategic partners. Visit the Baltimore Community Foundation Key Bridge Emergency Fund for more information or to make a donation. 

Additional Information 

A website with incident response information can be found at the following URL: 

We will continue to keep Baltimore City Residents, Businessnesses, and Stakeholders informed through updates on this site.  If you would like to receive email updates, please subscribe to the incident mailing list.