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Get Ready, Ohio!

September is National Preparedness Month

#PrepOnABudget Week 2 (September 8-14): Nutrition

Disaster Preparedness on a budget

There are so many things you can do to help better prepare your family in case of a home emergency or natural disaster. One thing every household can do is to organize a disaster preparedness kit. Most of the items are inexpensive, easy to find, and won't put a strain on your savings.

When building a kit, you don't have to purchase all of these suggested items at once. You may already have many of these items at home. When you go to the store, add a couple of these items to your list. Click here to download and print a list of suggested items.

Follow Ohio EMA on Facebook and Twitter and watch as we put together a disaster preparedness kit $1 at a time.

Weekly Themes

Week 1 (Sept. 1-7) Hygiene
Week 2 (Sept. 8-14) Nutrition
Week 3 (Sept. 15-21) Emergency/Communications Planning
Week 4 (Sept. 22-28) All-Hazards Preparedness

Sept. 25th is National Awareness Day


09.12.2019:  Survivors Initially Denied FEMA Help May Still Be Eligible
09.05.2019:  FEMA Awards $1,920,201 Grant to the City of Sharonville
09.04.2019:  Wayne, Five Adjacent Counties Approved for Low-Interest Disaster Loans
09.04.2019:  Be Prepared, Not Scared. September is National Preparedness Month
08.26.2019:  Media Advisory: FEMA Region V Administrator James K. Joseph to Visit Dayton Disaster Recovery Center


Sima Merick, Executive Director

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Notice of Funding Opportunity

Nonprofits Security Grants Program (NSGP)

Period of Performance:
Sept. 1, 2019 – Aug. 31, 2022

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.

Ohio EMA Fall Conference




How Do I...

Emergency Contact Information
Next of Kin

Add emergency contact information to your driving record in the event of an emergency situation. You can also allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your medical information with professionals providing emergency medical treatment if you are unable to communicate.