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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

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    Ohio EMA News

Ohio Emergency Management Agency EMAP Accreditation

Current Weather Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Ohio

January 18, 2017
Flood Warning Continues for Three Ohio Counties

      Steer Clear of Flooded Roads

The NWS issued a flood warning today for the Tiffin River, affecting Defiance, Fulton and Wood counties. The warning is through Monday morning, January 23rd. Previous rainfall has caused rivers in the area to rise. Forecasts for additional rainfall leads to the potential of more high water on area rivers.

Never drive through flooded areas or roadways. The water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow children to play in or near flood waters. Remember: Turn Around, Don’t Drown®.

OCSWA Flood Information & Safety Tips


01.19.2017:  Ohio Department Of Public Safety Offers Toolkit For Mall Active Shooter Tabletop Exercises
01.11.2017:  Ohio EMA Now Accepting Safe Room Applications
01.03.2017:  URSB January 9, 2017 Meeting Agenda
01.03.2017:  FEMA Awards $1,292,805 Grant to the Village of Valley View for Acquisitions and Elevations
12.21.2016:  Muskingum County EMA & County Commissioners review tornado siren bids
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Are You Ready, Ohio!

      Are You Ready, Ohio!

NEMA’s ‘Are You Ready?’ Guide to Emergency Management

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 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.


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.