Although not an everyday occurrence, severe weather that can do significant damage and create a dangerous situation during and for days after its occurrence does happen in Ohio. Having a written disaster plan will help your family stay safe during severe weather events.
It is important to go over your severe weather plan each spring so that all family members are familiar with it. Any major disaster could temporarily overwhelm Police, Fire and Ambulance and First Responders.
All of us face the possibility of natural disasters, accidents, power outages or intentional acts to disrupt our daily lives. Preparedness is a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluation and improvement activities to ensure effective coordination and the enhancement of capabilities to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.


In the preparedness phase, emergency managers develop plans of action to manage and counter their risks and take action to build the necessary capabilities needed to implement such plans. Learn how to prepare for your family and at your workplace, explore many links to resources and see what to do for your pets. Mark Spencer joined Neoweather in 2010 and has lived in Northeast Ohio for most of his life. Make changes as needed to fit your specific needs — no two disaster plans are exactly alike! Both the Red Cross and FEMA recommend that you try to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours (3 days) following a disaster. We cannot control the weather or prevent disasters from happening, but there are steps you can take to minimize risks from known hazards.


In Ohio, weather events that require the use of a disaster kit for days on end aren’t common, however they can and do happen. Discard refrigerated perishable food such as meat, poultry, fish, soft cheeses, milk, eggs, leftovers and deli items after four hours without power.PREPARING FOR HEALTH EMERGENCIESAcross the country, local, state and national government agencies have been working together for years to protect all our citizens from both manmade and natural disasters. You can also help yourself and your family by preparing for a longer stay at home in the event of a natural disaster such as a tornado or flood or even a pandemic flu outbreak.



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