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June 22, 2016

Severe Weather Threat

      Severe Weather

National Weather Service: A few storms will be possible this afternoon with the approach and passage of a warm front. Isolated, stronger storms this afternoon will have the potential to produce damaging winds. The greater threat will come late tonight, into the overnight hours with the development of a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS), which is a large complex of thunderstorms across Illinois ten track southeast into Ohio. The potential exist for the MCS to intensify into a derecho which, if it does, would cause a swath of widespread wind damage.

NWS Offices servicing Ohio:
Pittsburgh, PA
Charleston, WV
Northern Indiana

Also, for current Ohio weather conditions: http://weathersafety.ohio.gov/CurrentWeather.aspx


06.23.2016:   Columbiana County: Ohio EMA staffer retires
06.21.2016:   (FEMA) Congressional Advisory: Severe Weather Wednesday. Get Ready Now
06.20.2016:   Butler County EMA: Storm Sirens Can Lose Effectiveness
06.15.2016:   Professionals in Columbiana County practice nuclear disaster simulation
06.14.2016:   Hazardous Materials Exercise Held in Payne, OH
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Sima Merick, Executive Director

EMA Timeline Video

    News In 90

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.

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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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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.