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severe weather

Severe weather can happen anywhere and at any time. Spring and summer severe weather hazards in Ohio can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, hail, flooding and flash flooding. Early spring severe weather can include freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds.

Also visit: www.weathersafety.ohio.gov


04.26.2019:   SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Ohio
04.10.2019:   SBA Officers Disaster Loans for Ohio Private Nonprofits Affected by February Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides
04.08.2019:   20 Ohio Counties to Receive Federal Funding for Severe Weather Damage
03.26.2019:   URSB Public Meeting Notice – April 8, 2019
03.22.2019:  VIDEO: NOAA's Spring 2019 Flood and Climate Outlook


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Notice of Funding Opportunity

Nonprofits Security Grants Program (NSGP)

Period of Performance:
September 1, 2019 – August 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.



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.