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After the Flood.

July 19, Ripley OH - Debris rests on the bank of Red Oak Creek in Brown County. Photo by The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP.

A flood can cause physical hazards and emotional stress. As many Ohioans continue to clean up after recent severe thunderstorms and floods, below are some safety tips from FEMA’s Ready Campaign:

  • Avoid floodwaters; water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline or raw sewage
  • Listen for news reports to learn whether the community’s water supply is safe to drink
  • Clean and disinfect everything that got wet. Mud left from floodwaters can contain sewage and chemicals
  • Rest often and eat well
  • Discuss your concerns with others and seek help. Contact your County Emergency Management Agency or local Red Cross for information, damage assessment, and resources available in your area.

Read more on what to do before, during and after a flood at www.ready.gov/floods.

    Latest Releases

07.14.2015:   State Emergency Resource Team to Hold Training Exercise Thursday
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
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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.