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The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut is October 18th



On 10.18.18 at 10:18 a.m. Ohioans are encouraged to Drop, Cover and Hold On as they practice the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill. If a substantial earthquake were to happen in Ohio, would you know what to do? Ohio doesn’t typically experience earthquakes on a large scale, but they do occur. So far this year, Ohio has had four. In 2017, there were 12.

Know what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Visit www.ShakeOut.org/centralus/ to register for the annual ShakeOut drill, and for earthquake preparedness information and resources.

Ohio is one of 14 states that comprise of the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium.



10.10.2018:   How to be Prepared for Disasters
09.28.2018:   URSB Public Meeting Notice – October 9, 2018
09.27.2018:   Three Weeks until the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill
09.27.2018:  People in East Columbus Shocked by Tornado Say There Was No Warning
09.13.2018:   Hurricane Florence inspires help and calls for local preparedness


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Notice of Funding Opportunity

Nonprofits Security Grants Program (NSGP)

Period of Performance:
September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2021

The purpose of the NSGP is to provide federal funds to states to assist nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack through support for eligible physical security enhancements and other security activities.



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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.