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Weather Spotter Training Opportunities


Brown County and Clermont County Emergency Management Agencies are excited to host an in-person weather spotter training in 2023. 


Meteorologists from the National Weather Service will provide severe weather awareness training.  Storm spotters play an important role in identifying and relaying storm related information to the County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), local public safety officials, and the National Weather Service.

Topics Include:

  • How to safely observe storms
  • How to identify important features of storms
  • Visual clues that may precede tornado development
  • How to make accurate and timely reports

Cost: FREE 

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 

Time: 6:00 PM  – 8:30 PM

Location: Southern State Community College
351 Brooks Malott Road
Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154

To register,  call 513.732.7661 or e-mail: clermontema@clermontcountyohio.gov  


 The NWS will be offering three virtual training opportunities. To register for one of the webinars, click the appropriate link below.    

Webinar 1: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 (6 PM – 8 PM):  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5226291456582823253

Webinar 2: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 (7 PM – 9 PM): https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4138489627642681945

Webinar 3: Tuesday, May 2, 2023  (6 PM – 8 PM):  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/667251154405043551


Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program Accepting Applications

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency has announced the Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program is once again accepting applications.   The program provides a rebate to Ohio homeowners for the purchase and installation of tornado safe rooms.

Homeowners that are selected for the program are eligible for a rebate of 75% of the cost to purchase, install and/or construct a safe room up to a maximum of $4,875.00.

Safe rooms are defined as any above or below ground shelter that meets or exceed the requirements outlined in FEMA publication 320 and/or 361.    For additional information on safe rooms, visit: www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/risk-management/safe-rooms.

Homeowners have until February 20, 2023 to apply for the Safe Room Rebate Program.  To apply go to: https://ema.ohio.gov/mitigation-recovery/safe-room-rebate