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The Great Central US ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is Thursday, October 17th


National Preparedness Month has ended, but the Central US Earthquake Consortium, Ohio EMA, and ReadyOhio encourage Ohioans to stay in preparedness mode and exercise their emergency plans to Drop,
Cover and Hold On during the annual ShakeOut Earthquake Drill,
October 17 at 10:17 a.m.


09.30.2019:  The Great Central US ShakeOut is more than an Earthquake Drill
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


Sima Merick, Executive Director

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Notice of Funding Opportunity

Security Grants for Nonprofits

As part of Governor DeWine's STRONG Ohio violence prevention initiative, the Ohio Department of Public Safety is offering grant funding to nonprofit organizations, houses of worship, chartered nonpublic schools and licensed preschools for (1) eligible security improvements and/or (2) acquiring personnel services/costs that assist the organization in preventing, preparing for, and responding to acts of terrorism. The application period is now open.

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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.