Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tips provided by Ohio Highway Patrol and FEMA.
Editor’s note: This article was originally posted Jan. 3, 2012. It has been updated with the most recent numbers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and republished to help you drive safely this winter. From December 2011 through March 2012, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that there were 15,526 crashes on snow, ice or slush-covered roads. About 4,500 people were injured in these accidents, and 27 were killed. Speed was reported as a cause in 72 percent of those accidents. This is less than the year before, when there were 37,429 accidents during those months. The state Highway Patrol and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have offered some tips for driving safely in the snow and items you should keep in your car in …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
September is National Preparedness Month.
You've heard all the "no-duh" tips before about preparing for a disaster: keep water and non-perishable food on hand, have a flashlight with extra batteries, etc. But this month, the federal government is hoping you will get down to the details to make a plan for, not the unthinkable, but the inevitable: wild fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods or even terrorism and pandemics. To get the word out, FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has built an extensive website to help citizens plan and prepare. Ready.gov offers instructions on how to ready your family, your home, your car and even your business for an emergency. The site includes tips specific to disasters common in your area, like a flood or a tornado. There are even …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The test will happen simultaneously on all radio and television stations at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
It's just a test, only a test. No need to be alarmed. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is testing its emergency alert system at 2 p.m. Wednesday on every radio and television station in the country, including Alaska, Hawaii, the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. The test is only 30 seconds long. On the radio, you'll hear that it's just a test. On television, you'll see a crawl that tells you it's a test. FEMA is asking people to alert their friends, relatives and neighbors so they are not alarmed when they hear the test. Got questions? Check out FEMA's frequently asked questions page.