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Get Ready, Ohio!
Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 18-24


Be prepared for all weather hazards during Ohio's Severe Weather Awareness Week


03.14.2018:  Spring-Like Severe Weather Hits Ohio Early
02.26.2018:  State Officials Urge Ohioans to Practice Flood Safety
02.23.2018:  Cincinnati flood forecast: Ohio River to rise to highest level since 1997
02.22.2018:  Creek flooding underway in valley (Belmont County)
02.22.2018:  How Greater Cincinnati deals with rising floodwaters on the Ohio River
02.22.2018:  Flood hits hard (Lawrence County)
02.22.2018:  Hefty rebates entice homeowners to buy safe rooms


Sima Merick, Executive Director

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Emergency Management

Spring 2018 Ohio EMA Conference

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

Ohio Emergency Management Agency (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.


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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.