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Get Ready, Ohio! 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.
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.
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.
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.