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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Welcome to the ODPS Emergency Management Agency

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Turn Around Don’t Drown ™. Avoid flooded areas, especially if the water is flowing quickly. Never attempt to cross flowing streams; road beds may be washed out under the flood waters. NEVER drive or walk through flooded roadways or flowing flood water. If a bridge or overpass is closed, do not attempt to cross it.

    Latest Releases

07.08.2014:   Utility Radiological Safety Board (URSB) Public Meeting Notice
06.03.2014:   State of Ohio Hazard Mitigation Plan Receives FEMA Approval
06.20.2014:   Ohio EMA Works With Local Communities As Recovery Continues After Flooding
06.18.2014:   Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 22-28
06.02.2014:   2014 State of Ohio Hazard Mitigation Plan Formal Approval Letter
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Turn Around Don’t Drown

Turn Around Don't Drown

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don't Drown®

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.


Safest Place During Tornado

Safest Place During Tornado

Safest Place During Tornado

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Next of Kin logo Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin (NOK)

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.