Portage Prepares

Portage Prepares An education program providing preparedness information for Portage County Ohio communities to prepa The Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (PC OHS/EM) operates within the realm of public safety and is tasked with the overall preparedness and resiliency mission of Portage County.

PC OHS/EM was established in 1989 by today’s ORC 5502.271 as a countywide emergency management program under the chief executives of the county. Essential deliverables are the annual review or development of the county all-hazards emergency operations plan and an annual exercise(s) testing such plan. ORC 5502 emergency management provisions provide guidance to the director/coordinator of EMA’s to

PC OHS/EM was established in 1989 by today’s ORC 5502.271 as a countywide emergency management program under the chief executives of the county. Essential deliverables are the annual review or development of the county all-hazards emergency operations plan and an annual exercise(s) testing such plan. ORC 5502 emergency management provisions provide guidance to the director/coordinator of EMA’s to

Operating as usual

07/29/2021

Much of the area is under a slight risk for severe storms with damaging wind gusts or 60 mph or greater. The timing for severe weather will be later this morning through the early afternoon hours. Stay #Weather aware today!
#OHwx #PAwx #NWS #Cleveland #Ohio

Photos from Kent City Health Department's post
07/28/2021

Photos from Kent City Health Department's post

ROAD CLOSURE  RANDOLPH TWP TODAY 7/28/21From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer’s Office: RANDOLPH ROAD, RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, W...
07/28/2021

ROAD CLOSURE RANDOLPH TWP TODAY 7/28/21

From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer’s Office: RANDOLPH ROAD, RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, WILL BE CLOSED JULY 28TH, 7:30 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M. FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENT AT 2304 RANDOLPH ROAD. CLOSURE IS BETWEEN PALM AND TRARES. #PortagePrepares

ROAD CLOSURE RANDOLPH TWP TODAY 7/28/21

From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer’s Office: RANDOLPH ROAD, RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, WILL BE CLOSED JULY 28TH, 7:30 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M. FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENT AT 2304 RANDOLPH ROAD. CLOSURE IS BETWEEN PALM AND TRARES. #PortagePrepares

07/28/2021

Most areas will be dry today with a 20% chance of thunderstorms inland. Highs range from mid 80’s in Northwest Ohio to upper 70’s in Northwest Pennsylvania. Chances for showers and thunderstorms increase after midnight and continue on Thursday. Some thunderstorms may be strong to severe late tonight and Thursday. Lows tonight will range from 60-70, highs on Thursday will be 74-82.

ROAD OPEN IN BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIPFrom the #PortageCountyOH Engineer's Office: Mogadore Road in Brimfield Township at Howe ...
07/27/2021

ROAD OPEN IN BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP
From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer's Office: Mogadore Road in Brimfield Township at Howe Road is now open. Ohio Edison repaired downed power lines. #PortagePrepares

ROAD OPEN IN BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP
From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer's Office: Mogadore Road in Brimfield Township at Howe Road is now open. Ohio Edison repaired downed power lines. #PortagePrepares

MOGADORE ROAD, BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP, AT HOWE ROAD IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO  ELECTRICAL WIRES DOWN. From the #PortageCo...
07/26/2021

MOGADORE ROAD, BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP, AT HOWE ROAD IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO ELECTRICAL WIRES DOWN. From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer's Office #PortagePrepares Brimfield Police Department

MOGADORE ROAD, BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP, AT HOWE ROAD IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO ELECTRICAL WIRES DOWN. From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer's Office #PortagePrepares Brimfield Police Department

07/26/2021

ROAD RESURFACING STARTS MONDAY, JULY 26
From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer's Office: Monday, July 26, 2021, resurfacing will begin. The following roads will have lane restrictions and possible delays:

Diagonal Road from St. Rt. 303 to Mennonite Road

Lake Rockwell Road from Brady Lake Road to Ravenna Road

Ranfield Road from Old Forge Road to Saxe Road

#PortagePrepares

07/24/2021
07/22/2021

How dangerous is the Cuyahoga River running right now? Hear the latest from Capt. Dave Moore of the City of Kent Fire Department and the Portage County Water Rescue Team (PCWRT). Portage County Incident Management Assistance Team #PortagePrepares

A new weather alert coming to a smartphone near you! #PortagePrepares
07/22/2021

A new weather alert coming to a smartphone near you! #PortagePrepares

Update: August 2 is the new implementation date for this capability.

Starting July 28, Severe Thunderstorms deemed “destructive” will activate a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on smartphones. Criteria for a destructive threat is at least 2.75 inch diameter hail and/or 80 mph thunderstorm winds.

Read more: weather.gov/news/072221-svr-wea

Photos from US National Weather Service Cleveland OH's post
07/21/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Cleveland OH's post

ROAD CLOSURE FREEDOM TWP TODAY, 7-21-21From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer’s Office: Hankee Rd, Freedom Twp, will be clos...
07/21/2021

ROAD CLOSURE FREEDOM TWP TODAY, 7-21-21
From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer’s Office: Hankee Rd, Freedom Twp, will be closed 7-21-21, 8a-4p. Closure between Nichols and SR 88 at 7740 Hankee. #PortagePrepares

ROAD CLOSURE FREEDOM TWP TODAY, 7-21-21
From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer’s Office: Hankee Rd, Freedom Twp, will be closed 7-21-21, 8a-4p. Closure between Nichols and SR 88 at 7740 Hankee. #PortagePrepares

Welcome home, Ohio Task Force 1! Thank you for taking on a tough job!
07/17/2021

Welcome home, Ohio Task Force 1! Thank you for taking on a tough job!

07/17/2021
07/17/2021

Portage County Water Resources: The Boil Advisory has been lifted for the Lake Royale and The Pines area. Thank you for your patience!

07/16/2021

Boil alert for Lake Royale & The Pines still in effect. Water line repaired.

07/16/2021

On Friday, July 16, the Streetsboro Fire Department, with cooperation from the Streetsboro School District and Streetsboro Parks & Recreation, will land a helicopter as part of the weeklong Safety Land activities.

The landing is expected to take place between 9AM and 11AM Friday morning on the practice field next to the Streetsboro Schools Annex building (former middle school). Traffic along Kirby Lane and Annalane Drive will be stopped during the landing for safety purposes.

We are notifying the general public in advance to prevent concern and fear among residents that will hear and see the helicopter as they land and take off. This event is for Safety Land participants only.

Streetsboro City School District
Streetsboro Parks & Recreation

FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 8AM SATURDAY JULY 17#PortageCountyOH #PortagePrepares
07/16/2021

FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 8AM SATURDAY JULY 17

#PortageCountyOH #PortagePrepares

07/15/2021

**WATER ALERT***
WATER OUTAGE LAKE ROYALE AND THE PINES AREA

A Water Main Break has occurred in the vicinity of Lake Royale and the Pines in the Twin Lakes area. Portage County Water Resources staff have responded and the water is being shut off in order to complete the necessary repairs.

Water service is expected to be off for approximately 4 hours.

Once water service is restored there will be a 24 hour boil alert. If you have any questions please contact Portage County Water Resources at 330-297-3685.

#PortageCountOH #PortagePrepares

Portage County Health District Portage County Sheriff's Office - Ohio Kent City Health Department Kent Police Department City of Kent Fire Department

Timeline Photos
07/15/2021

Timeline Photos

Warmer and breezy today. Scattered thunderstorms late afternoon across the west, moving east overnight.

Be prepared for locally heavy rain Friday into Friday night as another frontal boundary stalls over northern Ohio. Flooding will be possible.

07/14/2021

Temperatures will climb well into the 80's on Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop across northwest Ohio late in the afternoon or early evening and spread east.

07/14/2021

Some isolated/scattered showers and storms possible through midday, mainly across far NE OH and NW PA. Mainly conditions this afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.

THE INTERSECTION OF OLD FORGE ROAD AND NEWTON STREET IS NOW OPEN. From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer’s Office #PortagePr...
07/13/2021

THE INTERSECTION OF OLD FORGE ROAD AND NEWTON STREET IS NOW OPEN. From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer’s Office #PortagePrepares

THE INTERSECTION OF OLD FORGE ROAD AND NEWTON STREET IS NOW OPEN. From the #PortageCountyOH Engineer’s Office #PortagePrepares

Driving through flooded roadways can be deadly. Watch & share this @NWS video to see why: https://youtu.be/eI6mIlHKrVY #...
07/13/2021
Turn Around Don't Drown PSA

Driving through flooded roadways can be deadly. Watch & share this @NWS video to see why: https://youtu.be/eI6mIlHKrVY #TurnAroundDontDrown #PortageCountyOH #PortagePrepares

Never Drive or Walk into Flood Waters - Turn Around Don’t Drown! Flooding is one of the leading causes of weather related fatalities in the U.S. On average, ...

Learn what to do before, during & after a flood by visiting: www.ready.gov/floods #FloodSafety #PortageCountyOH #Portage...
07/13/2021

Learn what to do before, during & after a flood by visiting: www.ready.gov/floods #FloodSafety #PortageCountyOH #PortagePrepares

Learn what to do before, during & after a flood by visiting: www.ready.gov/floods #FloodSafety #PortageCountyOH #PortagePrepares

07/13/2021

FLASH FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 7:30 PM
#PortageCountyOH

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... Portage County in northeastern Ohio... Central Stark County in northeastern Ohio... * Until 730 PM EDT. * At 232 PM EDT.

Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen.

Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.
SOURCE...Doppler radar.
IMPACT...Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas. *

Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Canton, Ravenna, Massillon, Kent, Green, Tallmadge, North Canton, Streetsboro, Louisville, Mogadore, Hartville, Garrettsville, Navarre, Mantua, Aurora, Brimfield, Randolph, Atwater, Edinburg and Windham.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. Areas are quite vulnerable to heavy rainfall after recent heavy rain events. #PortagePrepares

07/13/2021

FLASH FLOOD WARNING
UNTIL 7:30 PM
PORTAGE COUNTY OH

Timeline Photos
07/13/2021

Timeline Photos

Beware of heat exhaustion or heat stroke during hot weather. Follow these tips to respond and stay safe:

🌡️ Move to a cooler place
💦 Put a cool, wet cloth on your body
🚑 Call 911 for emergency medical care

More: cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.html

ROAD CLOSED DUE TO DOWNED POWER LINESALERT FROM #PortageCountyOH ENGINEER'S OFFICE: The intersection of Old Forge Road a...
07/13/2021

ROAD CLOSED DUE TO DOWNED POWER LINES

ALERT FROM #PortageCountyOH ENGINEER'S OFFICE: The intersection of Old Forge Road and Newton Street is closed due to powerlines. Newton is closed at S.R. 532 and Old Forge at Washburn and Mogadore Roads. #PortagePrepares

ROAD CLOSED DUE TO DOWNED POWER LINES

ALERT FROM #PortageCountyOH ENGINEER'S OFFICE: The intersection of Old Forge Road and Newton Street is closed due to powerlines. Newton is closed at S.R. 532 and Old Forge at Washburn and Mogadore Roads. #PortagePrepares

#turnarounddontdrown...keep humming that tune as you are driving and come across flooded roads, #PortageCountyOH!Just a ...
07/13/2021
Turn Around, Don't Drown PSA Music Video featuring Matt Hawk

#turnarounddontdrown...keep humming that tune as you are driving and come across flooded roads, #PortageCountyOH!
Just a few inches of moving water can move your vehicle! And remember to stay out of rivers, creeks and streams which are running fast. #PortagePrepares

Written, composed and performed by Matt Hawk Learn more: weather.gov/TADDProducer: Linda TaylorDirector: Bob SchwartzAdditional versions (spoken, Spanish): h...

07/13/2021
Portage County Citizens! Please share your storm damage! REPORT HOME, BUSINESS FLOODING TO PORTAGE COUNTY EMA.The Portag...
07/13/2021
Storm Damage Reporting | Portage County OH

Portage County Citizens! Please share your storm damage!
REPORT HOME, BUSINESS FLOODING TO PORTAGE COUNTY EMA.

The Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has received numerous calls about flooding throughout the county after recent significant rainfall.

We encourage residents who are experiencing flooding to report damage affecting primary residences and businesses to the EMA.
Make the online reports through the link below.

You can also access the reporting form on the Portage County Emergency Management App available for free for Apple and Android smart phones.

Unable to access online forms? Call the EMA office M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 330-297-3607. Reporting your damages helps the county gauge the severity of the incident.

Attached is a link to report your storm damage:

https://www.portagecounty-oh.gov/homeland-security-emergency-management/pages/storm-damage-reporting

To report damages from severe weather i.e.

07/12/2021

More showers and thunderstorms are expected across portions of the area this afternoon and evening. Heavy rainfall rates of 1-2" per hour are expected with slow moving thunderstorms, bringing an increased risk for flash flooding across portions of northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from Noon today through 10 PM. Be alert for potential advisories or warnings this afternoon and evening!

Address

Portage County Office Of Homeland Security And Emergency Management 8240 Infirmary Road, (Justice Center)
Ravenna, OH
44266

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+13302973607

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