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18 Ohio counties approved for Public Assistance Federal Disaster Assistance



Ohio emergency managers received word that 18 counties were granted a Federal Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance on April 17, during the Ohio Emergency Management Spring Conference.

FEMA's Public Assistance Program repays local governments for eligible storm-related response and recovery efforts, including debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair, replacement or restoration of damaged infrastructure.

Public Assistance applicant briefings are taking place in the declared counties through May 1.

Ohio EMA news release


05.24.2018:   Columbiana County CERT Sounds the Alarm
05.24.2018:   Local Authorities Demonstrate Mock Crash, Stress Caution
05.10.2018:  University of Dayton gets new warning siren
05.03.2018:  Flooding disaster assistance process now shifts to FEMA
04.26.2018:  Jackson County: Hazardous materials full-scale exercise to be conducted
04.18.2018:  Ohio Receives Federal Disaster Declaration for February Flooding
04.18.2018:  Trump Declares a Disaster for February Ohio Flooding
04.18.2018:  Southern Ohio Counties Eligible for FEMA Funding due to February Flood Damage


Sima Merick, Executive Director

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Ohio Committee for Severe
Weather Awareness

Safer Ohio App Tutorial

Get Ready Ohio!

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.


Notice of Funding Opportunity

Nonprofits Security Grants Program (NSGP)

Period of Performance:
September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2021

The purpose of the NSGP is to provide federal funds to states to assist nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack through support for eligible physical security enhancements and other security activities.


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Emergency Contact Information
Next of Kin

Add 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 also 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.