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Get Ready, Ohio!

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Severe Weather Awareness Week is an ideal time to plan and get ready for spring and summer weather hazards that can impact Ohio.

Also visit: www.weathersafety.ohio.gov


03.22.2019:  VIDEO: NOAA's Spring 2019 Flood and Climate Outlook
03.18.2019:  Plan Ahead: Most Homeowners, Renters and Business Insurance Policies Don't Cover Flooding
03.13.2019:   Get Ready, Ohio! Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 17-23
02.28.2019:   2019 State of Ohio Hazard Mitigation Plan Now Available
02.04.2019:   Ohio EMA Now Accepting Safe Room Applications
01.25.2019:   Ohio EMA Releases Third Tabletop Exercise Toolkit
01.04.2019:   URSB Public Meeting Notice – January 14, 2019
11.15.2018:   Oil and Gas Firms Donate Response Vehicle to Belmont County EMA


Sima Merick, Executive Director

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Notice of Funding Opportunity

Nonprofits Security Grants Program (NSGP)

Period of Performance:
September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2021

The purpose of the NSGP is to provide federal funds to states to assist nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack through support for eligible physical security enhancements and other security activities.



How Do I...

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.