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Ohio Earthquake Program Related Information

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State Government:  http://www.ohio.gov/
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State Geological Survey: http://www.ohiodnr.com/geosurvey


State Emergency Management Agency Information
Alabama EMAEstablished under Chapter 5502 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Ohio Emergency Management Agency is the central point of coordination within the state for response and recovery to disasters. The primary focus of the agency when not in a response or recovery mode is to ensure that the state, and the 11 million citizens residing in it, are prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster and to lead mitigation efforts against the effects of future disasters.

Effective emergency management systems are a tiered effort. When an emergency exceeds the capacity of local government, they request the assistance of the state through the Ohio EMA. If an emergency response exceeds the capacity of the Ohio EMA, aid is requested from the president through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To ensure preparedness and the capability to respond at all levels, it is critical that Ohio EMA's 101 person staff interface regularly with their local and federal counterparts.  The Ohio Emergency Management Agency consists of an executive branch, a technical support division, a grants division and an operations division, and is composed of 11 branches.

Ohio Emergency Management Agency
2855 West Dublin-Granville Road
Columbus, Ohio 43235-2206
Phone: (614) 889-7150
Fax: (614) 889-7183

State Director
Mrs. Sima Merick
Phone:  (614) 889-7150

Earthquake Program Manager
Mr. Steve Ferryman
Phone: (614) 799-3539
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it @dps.state.oh.us

State Geological Survey Information
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The Division of Geological Survey is the state's oldest natural resources agency, established by the Ohio legislature in 1837. The Division, known informally as the Ohio Geological Survey, has been in continuous operation since 1900 and is one of the seven originally chartered divisions of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which was created by the legislature in 1949.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Geological Survey
2045 Morse Rd., Bldg. C1
Columbus, OH 43229-6693
Phone: (614) 265-6576
FAX: (614) 447-1918
Website: http://www.ohiodnr.com/geosurvey

State Geologist
Dr. Michael C. Hansen, Sr.
Phone:  (614) 265-6576

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