Severe Weather Awareness Week 2020

Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 22-28, 2020

To promote community preparedness for severe weather that could impact Hamilton County, Hamilton County EMHSA will be partaking in Severe Weather Awareness Week in a few different ways! Using our social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook) we will be pushing out helpful safety tips and severe weather information, so that Hamilton County residents can gather useful knowledge.

Twitter: @HCEMA

Facebook: @Hamilton.CountyEMA

For the Kids

Preparedness is a whole community effort! Getting kids involved and informed about severe weather is important to securing the resiliency of any community.

To encourage the goal of preparedness among students, we are happy to announce that we will be hosting our 5th Annual Severe Weather Awareness Week Poster Contest! Any 3rd,  4th or 5th grade student in Hamilton County is eligible to participate.

The Poster Contest has been extended through April 3, 2020.

2019 Severe Weather Poster Contest Winner Sammie Schaen reports the weather with WLWT Channel 5 Meteorologist Kevin Robinson.

2020 Poster Contest Rules & Waiver

Contest Rules

  1. Entry is open to all Hamilton County elementary school students in GRADES 3, 4, AND 5 in public, private, and charter schools, as well as any students being homeschooled.
  2. Poster theme should depict what severe weather in Ohio means to the student and/or what actions to take to prepare and stay safe.
  3. Creativity is the key. Individual work is encouraged. Posters with stencils, traced, computer- generated or commercially manufactured stick-on lettering or images will be disqualified.
  4. Poster should be no larger than 11”x14.” Those larger than the identified size may be disqualified.
  5. Students should use only crayon, markers, colored pencils, or watercolor/acrylic paint.


When creating your poster, please focus on one the following themes:

  • Severe weather in Hamilton County
  • Snow Emergencies
  • Tornadoes
  • Hail
  • Flooding
  • Importance of Siren/Warning Alerts
  • Preparedness (kits,  emergency plans)
  • Extreme Heat
  • Pet Protection During Disasters