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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

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    Ohio EMA News

On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, PA failed, killing 2,200 people and leaving thousands homeless.
May 31 is National Dam Safety Awareness Day, established to encourage and promote individual and community responsibility and best practices for dam safety, and to highlight the steps people can take to prevent future catastrophic dam failures or lessen the impact of a potential failure. FEMA recognizes National Dam Safety Awareness Day in order to help promote the benefits that dams can offer to communities, nationwide.
Read more at https://www.fema.gov/dam-safety

Destruction after the South Fork Dam failure in Pennsylvania (1889)
Photo credit: National Park Service

    Latest Releases

04.08.2015:   FEMA Offers Severe Storm Preparedness Tips for People with Disabilities
03.11.2015:   All-Hazards Incident Management Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
03.06.2015:   Tips for Ohioans Dealing with Power Outages, Winter Weather
03.02.2015:   Statewide Tornado Drill Postponed To Friday, March 6th
02.25.2015:   Be Prepared for Any Storm during Severe Weather Awareness Week
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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.