The Mission of the Vinton County Emergency Management Agency is to protect the people, property, and environment of Vinton County from all hazards through mitigation, protection, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Affiliations and Partners:
The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency works closely with local fire departments, EMS, law enforcement, and county offices, as well as the LEPC, Ohio EMA, American Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio, and many other organizations committed to the preparation, response, and recovery from all hazards in Vinton County and surrounding areas.
Current announcements from the EMA
Siren Test : Test occur on the last Monday of each month at 12 noon.
The following are the meeting dates for the following organizations.
The Vinton County Local Emergency Planning Committee
1st quarter -January 7, 2020
2nd quarter - April 7, 2020
3rd quarter - July 7, 2020
4th quarter - October 6, 2020
*All meetings start at 5:00 PM.
The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency Executive Committee
1st quarter -January 8, 2020
2nd quarter - April 8, 2020
3rd quarter - July 8, 2020
4th quarter - October 7, 2020
*All meetings start at 6:00 PM
TORNADO SAETY TIPS
Stay Weather-Ready: Continue to listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay updated about tornado watches and warnings.
At Your House: If you are in a tornado warning, go to your basement, safe room, or an interior room away from windows. Don't forget pets if time allows.
At Your Workplace or School: Follow your tornado drill and proceed to your tornado shelter location quickly and calmly. Stay away from windows and do not go to large open rooms such as cafeterias, gymnasiums, or auditoriums.
Outside: Seek shelter inside a sturdy building immediately if a tornado is approaching. Sheds and storage facilities are not safe.
In a vehicle: Being in a vehicle during a tornado is not safe. The best course of action is to drive to the closest shelter. If you are unable to make it to a safe shelter, either get down in your car and cover your head, or abandon your car and seek shelter in a low lying area such as a ditch or ravine
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