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Local Emergency Planning Committee
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emer·gen·cy    noun, often attributive

plural    emer·gen·cies

Definition of EMERGENCY

1 : an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action

2 : an urgent need for assistance or relief <the governor declared a state of emergency after the flood> [More …]

This site is your source for information on Emergency Planning,
whether it involves Hazardous Materials emergencies,
flu pandemic, or other incidents that may occur.

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Our Website At A Glance


Whenever there is an emergency situation in Wood County for which the community at large needs to be notified, there will be an active link from this page to a page where you can get the information about that emergency. Current weather information, including weather alerts, is also on this page. Go here for “Mid-Ohio Valley’s Most Wanted.”

A “Whole Community” Approach to Emergency Management

As the effects of natural and man-made disasters become more rapid, far-reaching, and wide-spread, government at all levels must grapple with the limitations of its capabilities. The simple reality is that in small and medium sized disasters, government can expand its reach and deliver services more efficiently and cost effectively by partnering with institutions, groups, and individuals already active in the impacted communities. [More ...]


Just about everything you want to know about your Local Emergency Planning Committee.


Everyone needs to know what to do in case of an emergency. On this page we've listed some of the training opportunities that are available and exercises that are planned. 

Take 5

Rather than viewing emergency preparedness as an insurmountable task, consider what you could accomplish in just 5 minutes. Here is a list of recommendations from our Take 5 to Survive project list.


What do you do when disaster strikes? If you have planned in advance, then you'll be prepared. On this page we've listed some resources to help you make your emergency plan.


What do you do when disaster strikes? If you have planned in advance, then you'll be prepared. On this page we've listed some resources to help you make your emergency plan.


Who is…? What is…? How do I…?  These are the types of questions we usually get asked.


On this page we have listed some sites that may be of interest to you.


How to reach your Emergency Service agencies.

Get Involved

Here is a partial list of agencies supporting emergency planning and response with which you can volunteer your service to your community. If you can do only one thing to help prepare yourself, your family, and your neighborhood to prepare for a disaster, what would you do? Try This!


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