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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Welcome to the ODPS Emergency Management Agency

Ohio Emergency Management Agency EMAP Accreditation

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Find out how much flooding could cost you.

Measure Your Damage.
All it takes is a few inches of water to cause major damage to your home and its contents. This interactive tool from FloodSmart.gov shows you what a flood to your home could cost, inch by inch.

    Latest Releases

06.29.2015:   Utility Radiological Safety Board (URSB) Meeting
06.17.2015:   Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 21-27
06.08.2015:   Sima Merick Named Ohio EMA Director
06.02.2015:   Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Funding Available
04.08.2015:   FEMA Offers Severe Storm Preparedness Tips for People with Disabilities
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    News In 90


News in :90 is our weekly compilation of ODPS events and social media comments from the previous week – all in 90 seconds! Click the News in :90 icon above to see what we’ve been up to.

Emergency Management


Ohio Committee for Severe
Weather Awareness

Safer Ohio App Tutorial

Get Ready Ohio!

The Safer Ohio App—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.


Safest Place During Tornado

Safest Place During Tornado

Safest Place During Tornado

Know how to plan for specific needs before a disaster.

Disability Training

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Next of Kin logo Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin (NOK)

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.