Ohio Emergency Agency and Severe Weather Awareness
The goal of the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather awareness is to inform Ohio residents of the weather hazards that most affect Ohio, and to encourage Ohioans to plan and prepare for severe weather before it happens. Check out their website: Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness
Flooding is Ohio’s number one natural disaster occurrence. Floods and flash floods can happen during any season, at any time. In fact, in January of 2004 and 2005, the state of Ohio was granted federal disaster declarations for severe flooding. Investing in flood insurance is the best way to protect your home and property before a disaster happens.
Tornadoes are the state’s second-highest natural disaster threat that also can occur during any season. Ohio had two major tornado events in November of 2002 and 2003. The number of injuries and fatalities were minimal because people were alerted to the weather conditions and sought shelter.
This State of Ohio EMA site provides a lot of interesting information.Ohio Emergency Management Agency