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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today launched the “Stop. Think. Connect.” public cybersecurity awareness campaign—a national initiative that promotes simple steps the public can take to increase their safety and security online. more
It’s National Preparedness Month! Win a SmartSafe Tornado Shelter or Deluxe Emergency Supply Kit!
September marks National Preparedness Month in Oklahoma and you could win a SmartSafe Tornado Shelter or Deluxe Emergency Supply Kit by tuning in to our partners! more
OKOHS Announces Map Your Neighborhood New Initiative to Help Neighborhoods Prepare for Disasters
The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security wants to help neighborhoods throughout the state get Red Dirt Ready with its new Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program—a guide to help neighbors join together and prepare for potential disasters in their area. more
SECRETARY NAPOLITANO RELEASES REPORT ON DHS PROGRESS FULFILLING 9/11 COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING HISTORIC ADVANCES IN AVIATION SECURITY
Red Dirt Ready Campaign Wins Nania Award
Oklahoma City, Okla. (July 7, 2010)—The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) was honored for its Red Dirt Ready emergency preparedness initiative at the seventh annual Tulsa Partners Nania Awards banquet. more
Secretary Napolitano Announces more than $1.8 Billion in Fiscal Year 2010 Preparedness Grants
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced more than $1.8 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness grants designed to help states, urban areas, tribal governments and non-profit organizations enhance their protection, prevention, response and recovery capabilities for risks associated with potential terrorist attacks and other hazards. more
Summer Travel Tips from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
In anticipation of the summer travel season, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is providing travel tips to summer travelers. Click here for more information.
Governor Henry Declares State of Emergency in Wake of Storms 5/11/2010
(Oklahoma City) In the wake of severe storms across the state, Gov. Brad Henry today declared a state of emergency to exist in 56 Oklahoma counties due to tornadoes and severe storms that ripped through the state yesterday. more
Tornado Aftermath: Recovering from the Storm
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) is reporting that the counties affected by the May 10, 2010 tornado outbreak include Carter, Cleveland, Grady, Grant, Kay, Lincoln, McClain, McIntosh, Noble, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, and Seminole. Local authorities are continuing to assess damage and conduct searches for survivors. more
FEMA Encourages Pet Owners to Take Steps to Prepare Their Pets
WASHINGTON--With less than a month until the beginning of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges Americans to ensure their families, homes and businesses are prepared for the risks associated with hurricanes, tropical storms and other emergencies. Individuals and families are encouraged to have a family communications plan, put together an emergency kit and include their pets in their planning efforts. more
SECRETARY NAPOLITANO PARTICIPATES IN RESPONDER ROUNDTABLE
Oklahoma City, OK (April 19, 2010)—In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, visiting dignitary U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano participated in a roundtable discussion with local public safety officials involved in the April 19, 1995 response effort and current homeland security initiatives. more
GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES KICKOFF OF McREADY
OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Brad Henry today announced the kickoff of this year’s McReady Oklahoma statewide severe weather preparedness campaign – a public-private partnership designed to prepare families and communities for emergencies and to increase awareness of severe weather threats. more
Anywhere it rains, it can flood. A flood is a general and temporary condition where two or more acres of normally dry land or two or more properties are inundated by water or mudflow. Many conditions can result in a flood: hurricanes, broken levees, outdated or clogged drainage systems and rapid accumulation of rainfall. Go to www.floodsmart.gov for more information.
The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) is urging Oklahomans to “Resolve to be Red Dirt Ready” in 2010. Click here to read the "Resolve to be Red Dirt Ready" News Release.
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