Wayne County Emergency Management Agency

201 W. North St. Wooster, Ohio 44691

Phone: (330) 262-9817

Email: EMA@wcemaoh.org

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911

© 2019 by Wayne County Emergency Management Agency

Plan for Disasters

Make your family resilient today.

Why Prepare?

There are real benefits to being prepared:

  • Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Each disaster has lasting effects, both to people and property.

  • If a disaster occurs in your community, local government and disaster-relief organizations will try to help you, but you need to be ready as well.  Local responders may not be able to reach you immediately, or they may need to focus their efforts elsewhere.

  • You should also be ready to be self-sufficient for at least three days (72 hours).  This may mean providing for your own shelterfirst aidfoodwater and sanitation.


What is the Definition of a Disaster?

ORC 5502.21 defines a disaster as: "Disaster" means any imminent threat or actual occurrence of widespread or severe damage to or loss of property, personal hardship or injury, or loss of life that results from any natural phenomenon or act of a human.