Monroe County Townhall Community Meeting tonight

Held the first Monroe County Townhall Community Meeting tonight. PIOs in action! They said there would be about 30 people there. But…

…I think someone misjudged the attendance.

We had several partners that attended as well. Glad to have participation from Red Cross.

PIO Sur reporting live from the stage here in Marathon City Park…

Shake-shake-shake…shake your #Earthquake #EQ #ShakeOut

Recently, we have seen a great increase in earthquakes across the country. From small to extremely large earthquakes, we should all be prepared – so I highly recommend that you participate in today’s Earthquake ShakeOut training/exercise/drill.

So on Thursday October 16, 2014 at 10:16am – practice your earthquake safety procedures with 9 other states in our region using these three easy steps:


1. DROP to the ground

2. Take COVER under a sturdy table or desk, if possible, and protect your head and neck

3. HOLD ON until the shaking stops

Following these 3 easy steps will help protect and you during an earthquake.

ShakeOut is coordinated by the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium and the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

See, even the cool kids are doing it.



Teaching at Ohio EMA and a bonus #selfie with Executive Director Nancy Dragani in the EOC

Hold the phone…..OMG!

Best #selfie ever w/ @Ohio_EMA Executive Director Nancy Dragani.


Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) constantly embraces new technologies like social media to spread preparedness efforts and update timely information for everyone. Social media is just one piece of the puzzle that OEMA uses to extend and promote their outreach efforts with various public safety partners and enhance engagement from various constituents and stakeholders in every community.

Peeps in the EOC, check out the power of social media: "Say Aloooooooooha!"

Hey peeps in the EOC, check out the power of social media: “Say Aloooooooooha!”

Getting all the safety messages in a timely manner is the hallmark for success during any emergency or disaster.

Special thanks to my friends at OEMA and Executive Director Nancy Dragani!