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Get Ready, Ohio!

      Get Ready, Ohio!

It seems only fitting that the week before Halloween, we take this time to mention Zombie Preparedness. Are you prepared? It’s better to be safe than sorry.
So, what do you need to do before zombie invasions (or floods, winter storms or pandemics, for example) actually happen? Be Prepared! Have an emergency supply kit in your house. In the event you need to shelter in place, stock the kit with items such as bottled water, food, first aid kit and other supplies to get you through the first few days. It will buy you some time until you’re able to make your way to an evacuation shelter (or zombie-free refugee camp).
Click here for a complete checklist by the CDC.


10.24.2016:  Regional committee to plan for mass shootings, other catastrophes
10.13.2016:   October 9-15 is Fire Prevention Week
10.11.2016:   Ohio Task Force 1: Rescue Team Saves Flood Victims in North Carolina
10.07.2016:   Ohio Prepares to “ShakeOut” on October 20th
10.07.2016:   Former Upper Arlington resident braces for another Florida storm
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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.

    Winging it is not
an emergency plan
Don't be unprepared.

Don't Be Unprepared!

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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.