The Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program provides a rebate for the purchase and construction of tornado safe rooms for Ohio homeowners selected for the program. Homeowners that are selected for the program are eligible for a rebate of 75% of the cost to construct a safe room, up to a maximum of $4,875. Funding for this Program was made available thru FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. The Ohio Emergency... more »
RFIDs are devices that emit radio waves that are used to identify things. RFIDs signal can be detected up to 300 feet. We believe that RFIDs devices can be provided to people and pets in Tornado prone areas. These devices can be activated when a Tornado or a Storm is anticipated. People and pets can then be found and saved quickly using radio detectors. We believe that this can help save a lot of lives. This idea was... more »
When the forecast threshold reaches a certain point that shows the likelihood of tornado activity, school systems should consider closing schools prior to the outbreak of severe weather to allow children to be in areas where there is appropriate shelter. Schools close on snow days to ensure the safety of children and staff. The same approach could be used for severe weather.
One of the problems is getting tornado warnings to people late at night, when they're sleeping. They may not hear sirens or have a NOAA radio. Is any agency using reverse 9-1-1 to issue these warnings? If not, why not?