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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Welcome to the ODPS Emergency Management Agency


    Ohio EMA News

Ohio Emergency Management Agency EMAP Accreditation

June 22, 2016

One reason NOT to drive through flooded roadways...
Turn Around Don’t Drown®

      Severe Weather

Nationally last year, 176 people lost their lives in flash floods and river flooding, including five Ohioans. Of the 176 deaths, 112 were killed in a vehicle, likely trying to cross a flooded road.
Last week, the driver of this pickup truck could not see the sinkhole underneath the flooded road. Be safe. Turn Around Don’t Drown®. Visit www.tadd.weather.gov.


06.29.2016:   Several departments, organizations, volunteers help deal with city’s water emergency
06.27.2016:   Logan, OH: Boil alert in effect until further notice
06.23.2016:   Columbiana County: Ohio EMA staffer retires
06.21.2016:   (FEMA) Congressional Advisory: Severe Weather Wednesday. Get Ready Now
06.20.2016:   Butler County EMA: Storm Sirens Can Lose Effectiveness
more news...

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.

    Ready.gov - Waiting

Ready.Gov - Waiting

Visit www.ready.ohio.gov

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.