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The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is Thursday, October 15 at 10:15 a.m.

Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

Join Ohio EMA as we DROP, COVER and HOLD ON during the 5th Annual ShakeOut!
At 10:15 a.m. on 10/15/15, the audio for ShakeOut’s earthquake drill will air and all in the State EOC/JDF will participate. People are encouraged to –

  • DROP to the ground,
  • Take COVER under a sturdy table or desk, if possible,
  • And HOLD ON until the shaking (or the drill) stops.

Visit www.shakeout.org/centralus/ to register and obtain additional information on earthquake safety and preparedness.

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10.08.2015:   Fifth Annual “Great Central U.S. Shakeout” Set For October 15, 2015
09.30.2015:   October 5, 2015 URSB Meeting Agenda
08.24.2015:   Don't Wait Until An Emergency To Talk About A Plan
08.10.2015:   Thirty-Six Ohio Students Recognized In Annual State Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest
07.14.2015:   State Emergency Resource Team to Hold Training Exercise Thursday
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Emergency Management


Ohio Committee for Severe
Weather Awareness

Safer Ohio App Tutorial

Get Ready Ohio!

The Safer Ohio App—Ohio’s multi-function, mobile public safety tool for reporting suspicious activity, requesting emergency or roadside help, and monitoring traffic conditions. Get it at the App Store or on Google Play.


Know how to plan for specific needs before a disaster.

Disability Training

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Next of Kin logo Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin (NOK)

Adds emergency contact information to your driving record, for law enforcement purposes only, in the event one of your family members would need to be contacted regarding an emergency situation.
You can now allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency medical treatment, if you are ever involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.