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Emergency Preparedness

It’s important for you and your family to make a family disaster plan because emergencies and disasters can happen at any time. Ashland County residents are most likely to be impacted by severe storms, high winds, winter weather, floods, and tornados.

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We participate in the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program, which is funded through an annual Ohio Department of Health grant. Through PHEP, we work with local organizations and agencies to plan for and reduce bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and other public health threats and emergencies.  

You can create an emergency preparedness plan for your household with guidance from Disasters and Emergencies | You can also create an emergency kit using Build A Kit | Make sure you maintain the emergency kit by:

  • Keep canned food in a cool, dry place.
  • Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers.
  • Replace expired items as needed.
  • Reevaluate your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.

Keep a kit in your home, your vehicle and at work. Kits should be easily accessible with enough supplies to last more than 24 hours. Remember prescription medication and items you may need for your pets!


Ashland County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency For Residents

Virtual Emergency Preparedness Programs | Red Cross of Northern Ohio