Local Hazards

Public Health

Staying healthy can be tough, especially during flu season or in the middle of a public health emergency. Learn how the Lucas County-Toledo Health Department recommends you and your family stay safe.

Homeland Security Awareness

Everyone can help keep an eye out for suspicious activity. Learn more by checking out our Homeland Security Awareness page.  


Flooding is the most common natural disaster and is the leading cause of disaster-related deaths in America. Learn how to keep yourself and your family safe on our flood information page.  

Power Outages

Loss of electricity or other utilities can happen any time during the year. Find out more about how to avoid being left in the dark by visiting our power outage section.  

Winter Weather

Winter weather is a chilly reality here in northern Ohio, so don't get left out in the cold! Find out how to say warm and safe during the cold season on our winter weather page.  

Tornadoes and Straight Line Winds

Tornadoes and high winds can happen throughout the year in northern Ohio. Check out our tornadoes and straight line winds information to learn more about how to stay safe during these dangerous conditions.  

Davis Besse Nuclear Power Station

The Davis Besse Nuclear Power Station is located in Ottawa County, Ohio. While an accident at the plant resulting in the release of radiation is very unlikely, being prepared is always a good idea. Find out more on our Davis Besse Nuclear Power Station page.  


Earthquakes may not be common in this area, but they have the potential to cause a lot of damage if they do occur. Find out what you can do to stay safe by visiting our earthquakes page.  

Extreme Heat

Extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees for at least two to three days.