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Get Ready, Ohio!

earthquake preparation

Drop, Cover, and Hold On with us on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Ohio EMA and ReadyOhio will go virtual again this year as we participate in the Great Central U.S. #ShakeOut! Whether you’re at home, work, or at school, stay current on emergency preparedness and practice your safety drills. Register.

Ohio is a proud partner of the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC).

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10.15.2021:  Outgoing Ohio NEMA President Led Organization through Pandemic

10.07.2021:  The 2021 ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is Scheduled for October 21

10.05.2021:  URSB Public Meeting Notice for October 12, 2021

09.24.2021:  Security Grant Funding Now Available for Religious Institutions, Nonprofits, Preschools, and Non-Public Schools

09.01.2021:  September is National Preparedness Month. Prepare to Protect.

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Sima Merick, Executive Director

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To provide information about hot topics to emergency managers during this COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio EMA has complied a topic-oriented list of guidance documents, forms, fact sheets, checklists etc., in response to your requests for information (RFIs).

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