Mercury, What you need to
Guidance for Cleaning up after a
Fluorescent Bulb Breaks
Who will find this site useful:
Welcome to Portage
Prepares, your local resource for information on how to
respond in emergencies
Portage Prepares is a county-wide, long-term
education program for preparing sectors of the county’s
communities to meet the challenges of weather, disasters,
health emergencies and other types of incidents in order to
be safe, reduce risks of injury and reduce property
- Individuals and families
- Schools, our university and
- Older adults living in Portage
- Community leaders
- Persons with disabilities
- Elected officials
- Community organizations
- Faith-based communities
- Organizations that provide care
to persons with disabilities
Portage Prepares objectives:
- To educate Portage County
citizens about how to prepare for the challenges of major
weather events, disasters, health emergencies and other types of
- To prepare citizens to be
self-sufficient for the first 72 hours of an emergency and/or
Flood Safety Tips
Severe Weather including
Thunderstorms and Wind
Driving—Take it Slow!
Weather Terms for Safety’s Sake
Cover Up or Feel the Frostbite
Know When to Stay Off the Road
From Shoveling to Walking, Winter Health Risks
Winter Safety Tips for Your Home
Fires can be
Delightful but Dangerous
Deadly Spills at Home or Work—Get Educated!
you need to know...
Guidance for Cleaning up after a Fluorescent Bulb Breaks
What to Do in an Earthquake
Earthquake Guide for People with Disabilities
Best Defense: Prepare
Fact: Lightning Can Strike Twice
Remember Fire Safety
Be Alert for
Plan Can Make A Difference
Maintain Dams for
Fundamentals from Portage Prepares
Get Ready to Drop, Cover and Hold On
Resolve 2B Ready in 2013
Check back monthly for local Portage Prepares newsletters & other
How would you stay safe in extreme heat?
People suffer heat
related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion when the
body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Sweating is the
body’s natural way of cooling itself. In some situations,
especially in periods of high humidity, sweating alone will not
provide an adequate release of body heat.
How to be safe during extreme heat:
Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as
possible. Contact your local health department or locate an
air-conditioned shelter in your area.
Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling
device during an extreme heat event.
Drink more water than usual and don’t wait
until you’re thirsty to drink.
Check on a friend or neighbor and have
someone do the same for you.
Don’t use the stove or oven to cook
to continue reading our Portage Prepares newsletter on staying
safe during a heat wave.
Resources to help you PREPARE, SURVIVE and THRIVE.
Contact Portage Prepares:
Portage County Office of Homeland Security and
8240 Infirmary Road, (Justice Center) Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Phone: 330-297-3607 Fax: 330-297-4569
*Toll Free 1-800-772-3799
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
A program sponsored
Portage County Commissioners
Portage Prepares is a collaborative effort of Portage County
Commissioners, Portage County Office of Homeland Security and
Emergency Management, Portage County Health Department, Mental
Health & Recovery Board of Portage County, Portage County
Information Technology Services, media representative Bob Long, Kent
State University College of Public Health, Kent City Health
Department, Portage County Township Trustees represented by Randolph
Township Trustee Susan White, Robinson Memorial Hospital and the
American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties. Copyright 2013.
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