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Welcome to Be Ready!

Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time and any place. Even a small amount of planning and preparation can make a big difference.

Although public safety agencies are trained and equipped to provide assistance in the wake of disasters or emergencies, they are likely to be overwhelmed in the critical first hours after an event. It might be hours or days before safety forces can reach your location and provide assistance.

That is why the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge all Americans to take the following critical steps BEFORE an emergency or disaster strikes: Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build A Kit, and Get Involved. Click on the links below to learn more about preparing yourself, your families for emergencies, and the Whole Community for emergencies. 


 COAD   

Cuyahoga County COAD is an extension of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) and the Ohio VOAD and will act in accordance with their values of:
  • Cooperation
  • Communication
  • Coordination
  • Collaboration

COAD members can include non-profit, community-based, and faith-based organizations; government agencies; educational or research institutions; businesses or private corporations; and foundations. For more information, and an assortment of volunteer opportunities, please visit the COAD portion of this website.

 CONTACT 

Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management:

9300 Quincy Ave, Floor 2;
Cleveland, OH 44106

Business Hours:
216-443-5700
24/7 Line: 216-771-1363
Email: ema@cuyahogacounty.us  

 
Cuyahoga County Developed At-A-Glance Factsheets

Be Informed
Learn about the hazards we face and how you should respond
 
  Make a Plan
Learn how to make effective plans for responding to emergencies and communicating with family members
 
 
   
Build a Kit
Learn how to build a disaster supply kit for your home and other places
 
  Get Involved
Learn about opportunities to support community preparedness
 
   


red words Emergency Preparedness Guide with logos beneath


To help citizens prepare we have created an Emergency Preparedness Guide that includes information on preparing for emergencies. Click on the Guide to view the Emergency Preparedness Guide.