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It’s time to get prepared for a new season. 
10/5/2010

Don’t let extreme winter get in the way of your safety! Click here to find out how.


DHS Announces "Stop. Think. Connect" National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign
10/4/2010

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!
9-3-2010

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
8-29-2010

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
07/22/2010

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today marked the sixth anniversary of the issuance of the 9/11 Commission Report by releasing a 2010 progress report outlining advancements in the Department’s capabilities to protect against and respond to acts of terrorism and other threats—including a series of unprecedented steps to bolster aviation security in the United States and around the world.  more

 

Red Dirt Ready Campaign Wins Nania Award
OKOHS Recognized for Promotion of Emergency Preparedness

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
7/15/2010

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)
6/09/10

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
5/11/2010

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 
5/10/2010

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
April 19, 2010

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 
04/01/2010

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


Flood Awareness Week: March 15-19, 2010
03/02/2010

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.


Resolve to Be Red Dirt Ready in 2010
1/12/2010

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.