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Heat Advisories for Many Parts of the State

      Heat Advisory

The NWS has issued a Heat Advisory for Allen, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Williams counties until Thursday (July 22) evening. A Special Weather Statement is also in affect for 32 central and southwest counties.
Expect increasing heat and humidity today and through the weekend. Heat and humidity will continue to increase over the next few days, leading to potentially hazardous conditions. The combination of high temperatures and humidity can create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Check up on your relatives and neighbors
For additional information on excessive heat, click here.


07.28.2016:   Torrential downpours prompt flash flood warning for Tri-State counties
07.25.2016:   First Responders Learn How To Handle Hazardous Materials
07.21.2016:   Heat indexes to reach 100 degrees this weekend
07.15.2016:   NWS: Tornado confirmed in Westwood, not in Clifton
07.14.2016:   Cincinnati Area: NWS may survey storm damage in Clifton, Westwood
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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.

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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.