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Current Weather Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Ohio

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Summer Safety Tips during Extreme Heat

       Summer Safety Tips during Extreme Heat

(July 21) The NWS has issued a Heat Advisory for the following Ohio counties until 7 p.m.: Adams, Brown, Clermont, Gallia, Hamilton, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike and Scioto. Heat index values are expected to be between 100 and 104 degrees.

There is an increased risk of heat-related stress and illnesses, to include heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The young, elderly, those without air conditioning, and those conducting strenuous outdoor activities will be most susceptible.

Summer Safety Tips

  • Drink plenty of water – even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine.
  • Never leave children or pets along in closed vehicles.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning or who spend much of their time alone.
  • Check on your animals often to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.
  • Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power during periods of extreme heat. Stay on the lowest floor, out of the sunshine, if air conditioning is not available.

OCSWA Excessive Heat – Health & Safety Concerns


07.18.2017:  City of Findlay working towards recovery from historic flood
07.14.2017:  Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Funding Available
07.13.2017:  Ohio EMA Urges Safety During Heavy Rains And Flooding
07.13.2017:  Ohio Department of Public Safety Partners with Nextdoor, the Private Social Network for Neighborhoods
07.12.2017:  Heavy rain prompts flooding in Delphos, several roads closed in Van Wert County
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 Security Grants for Nonprofits (H.B. No. 384)

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA)
Security Grants for Nonprofits (H.B. No. 384)

Period of Performance:
April 19, 2017 -- June 30, 2018

The Ohio EMA Security Grants for Nonprofits program provides funding to nonprofit organizations for eligible security improvements that assist the organization in preventing, preparing for, and responding to acts of terrorism. Additional details can be found here.

Sima Merick, Executive Director

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News in :90 is our weekly compilation of ODPS events and social media comments from the previous week – all in 90 seconds! Click the News in :90 icon above to see what we’ve been up to.

Ohio Emergency Management 2017 Spring Conference

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Safer Ohio App Tutorial

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The Safer Ohio App is 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.


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Disability Training

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Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin

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.