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Current Weather Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Ohio

Get Ready, Ohio!

       Know before you go

“Know Before You Go” is a safety promotion from FEMA and the Ready campaign to encourage residents – whether they are public transit commuters, drivers, outdoor athletes or pedestrians – to download and use the FEMA app to receive weather alerts and emergency safety tips before heading out the door, to “know before you go.”

OHGO logo Ohio drivers can also use the Ohio Department of Transportation’s OHGO for real-time Ohio traffic updates (traffic flow, weather-related road conditions, road closures).



08.17.2017:  CERT: Training they hope never to put to use
08.17.2017:  Flood Control Plans to Get Another Look
08.16.2017:  SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Kentucky Businesses and Residents; Adam and Brown Counties (OH) Covered
08.03.2017:  Town hall marks 3rd anniversary of Toledo's water crisis
07.18.2017:  City of Findlay working towards recovery from historic flood

Sima Merick, Executive Director

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Ohio Committee for Severe
Weather Awareness

Safer Ohio App Tutorial

Get Ready Ohio!

The Safer Ohio App is Ohio’s multi-function, mobile public safety tool for reporting suspicious activity, requesting emergency or roadside help, and monitoring traffic conditions. Get it at the App Store or on Google Play.


Notice of Funding Opportunity

Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA)
Security Grants for Nonprofits (H.B. No. 384)

Period of Performance:
April 19, 2017 -- June 30, 2018

The Ohio EMA Security Grants for Nonprofits program provides funding to nonprofit organizations for eligible security improvements that assist the organization in preventing, preparing for, and responding to acts of terrorism. Additional details can be found here.

Ohio EMA Fall Conference


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Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin

Adds 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 now 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.