Current Events/Disasters



Spring Flooding 2018

Updated: February 23, 2018  6:00 a.m.

Open County EOCs:

  • Belmont County - Partial Activation - Loss of Well Control and Flooding
  • Scioto County - Partial Activation - Flooding
  • Hamilton County - Assessment & Monitoring - Flooding
  • Jackson County - Assessment & Monitoring - Flooding
  • Muskingum County - Assessment & Monitoring - Flooding 
  • Athens County - Assessment & Monitoring - Flooding
  • Meigs County - Assessment & Monitoring - Flooding

County Declarations:

  • Jackson County - Emergency Declaration - Flooding 
  • Scioto County - Emergency Declaration - Flooding 
  • Summit County - Opiate Crisis - October 25  

Open Shelters:

There are currently no open shelters

The National Weather Service has issued Flood Watches and/or Flood Warnings for much of Ohio from now through the weekend.

Defiance County - Tiffin River is out of its banks.

Hancock County - low lying areas flooded.

Paulding County - some roads closed.

Williams County - some roads closed.

Meigs County - several businesses have water in first floor. Disaster Relief center is open, Red Cross and the Business Association is supplying cleanup kits, mops, buckets, bleach, etc.

Galia County - several businesses have water in first floor.

From our Ohio EMA Liaison: 1997 was last time Ohio River had a major flood. The current scenario is how it started that year. A lot of rain, upwards of 5 inches of rain is expected this week, on top of last week's rain.  This flooding is occuring earlier than other years. Keep alert for updates!



If you have a request for help from Ohio VOAD member organizations, please contact

Ohio VOAD Chair, Erin Cordle

Office: 614-241-2540

Cell:  614-570-2950



Ohio VOAD Secretary, Brenda Hostetler

VOAD Office: 330-930-0506




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The Disaster Reporter is a feature in the FEMA App that allows users to take a photograph in a disaster area and submit it, along with a short text description.  All approved disaster-related photos and text are posted.

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