If it is necessary to evacuate an area of Ashland County, you will be informed by an announcement on your Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio and television stations. The message will include any special instructions called for by the situation. You may also be contacted by local fire, police, or other emergency officers - please follow their instructions.
Special arrangements will be made to take care of the sick and disabled.
If you are advised to evacuate, please follow instructions promptly and carefully. These specific instructions will supplement the following general information. When instructed to leave, secure your home as you would for a three (3) day trip.
If you go to an assembly area, you will be directed to a care center. At the care center, the staff will register you and your family, help locate other family members, should you become separated, and obtain medical care, food, lodging and social services for you, if needed.
Your length of stay from home will depend on the situation. Local, state, and federal officials will determine when conditions are safe for you to return home.
For evacuations during working hours, if conditions permit, go home and pick up your family. You should be aware, however, that traffic controllers may restrict traffic on some routes to prevent traffic jams. If you cannot reach your family, transportation will be provided for them to the assembly area identified for your community.
Don't Use The Telephone To Try To Get Emergency Information!
What To Take With You
Suggested Items to Take include:
For sanitary reasons, pets will not be permitted in care centers. Local Authorities will assist you in providing care for your pet.
If You Need Transportation
If you or other members of your family would require special assistance in the event of an emergency evacuation, please contact the Ashland County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency at (419)282-4272.
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