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Get Ready, Ohio!

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized annually in September to encourage family and community disaster planning not only for a month, but throughout the year.

This year’s theme is: Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.

Visit ReadyOhio for additional National Preparedness Month information, and follow Ohio EMA on Facebook and Twitter throughout the month of September.

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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.

08.06.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations Increasing, Delta Variant, Local Efforts Encouraged

07.02.2021:  URSB Public Meeting Notice

06.24.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vax-a-Million Winners, Youth Vaccinations, Death Data

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Sima Merick, Executive Director

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corona virus info

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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