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Winter Storm Harper: Winter Storm Warning for 35 Ohio counties

Winter Storm Watch continues for 42 counties

Resolve to be Ready for 2019


The NWS is issued Winter Storm Warnings for 35 Ohio counties through Sunday morning, Jan. 20: Ashland, Ashtabula, Champaign, Clark, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Darke, Delaware, Erie, Franklin, Geauga, Hancock, Holmes, Huron, Knox, Lake, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Miami, Morrow, Portage, Richland, Seneca, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Union, Wayne, and Wyandot.

Winter Storm Watches continue through Sunday morning for the following 42 counties: Allen, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Butler, Carroll, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Defiance, Fairfield, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Guernsey, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Hocking, Jefferson, Lucas, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Preble, Putnam, Ross, Sandusky, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Vinton, Washington, Warren, Williams, and Wood.

A Winter Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, sand, rock salt or non-clumping cat litter (for traction), food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Keep at least a half tank of fuel in your vehicle to avoid fuel line freeze-up. Know road conditions before traveling. Visit www.ohgo.com.



01.04.2019:   URSB Public Meeting Notice – January 14, 2019
11.15.2018:   Oil and Gas Firms Donate Response Vehicle to Belmont County EMA
11.07.2018:   NOAA: A Late El Nino Could Influence the Winter Season
10.22.2018:   First Responder Training Facility Opens in Paulding
10.10.2018:   How to be Prepared for Disasters


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Add 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 also 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.