Stories tagged with: Bo Keck

April 10, 2013 - 6:25pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

The warm days of spring are finally here but that also means the possibility of severe weather..

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director, Bo Keck says, the key to dealing with severe weather is to stay alert and prepared.

"Other than that, you still need to be prepared. You need to have a portable radio, flashlight, and a place to go in your house. Or if you live someplace that doesn't have a basement or a small room, a safe place to go in case of a storm...

March 25, 2013 - 1:02pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

A house bill currently under debate in the State House Finance and Appropriations Committee could change the structure of the Emergency Management Agency in Muskingum County.

House Bill 59 isn't likely to be voted on until mid April, but already it's creating a stir. The bill would allow county commissioners to place the sheriff in charge of the Emergency Management Agency.

While there has bee no formal discussion between the sheriff, commissioners or EMA all three oppose the...

March 6, 2013 - 4:58pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency took part in the statewide test Wednesday of the tornado alert system.  The news is good -- all the sirens performed as expected locally.  Starting next week the E-M-A will be testing all 42 sirens in the county every Wednesday at noon through October. 

"Every county has a different test schedule. They usually do it on a Wednesday or on a Saturday. Some of them do it at 10, some do it at 11,...

June 26, 2012 - 3:16pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

Despite the lack of rain, this week marks National Lightning Safety Week and a new campaign from the National Weather Service encourages the public to heed the warning, "When lightning roars, go indoors."

According to the National Weather Service, lightning is one of the nation's most deadly weather phenomena.

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says at the first sign of thunder or lightning, it's best seek shelter in a sturdy structure.

March 28, 2012 - 4:45pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

As we approach the beginning of April, we are also looking at the start of tornado season in our neck of the woods...

Muskingum County took part in the statewide test of tornado sirens Wednesday morning at 9:50. The local Emergency Management Agency checked all 41 tornado sirens in Muskingum County. E.M.A Director Bo Keck said it went well despite a couple of glitches.

"We had two sirens we had a little issue with. One of them was batteries and the other was an electrical...

March 27, 2012 - 6:06pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

Emergency Management Agencies across Ohio are gearing up for a state-wide test of outdoor tornado sirens Wednesday as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Tornado season in Ohio typically runs from April through July, but as seen earlier this month, severe weather can happen when conditions are ideal.

On March 2nd, The National Weather Service reported Seven Tornadoes in the Buckeye State-- the strongest being an EF-3 tornado producing winds between 136-165 mph.

All 41...

March 17, 2010 - 11:52am
4 years 16 weeks ago

You'll notice a lot of emergency personnel around the East Pointe Industrial Park area March 17th, but don't panic, it's just a drill.

It's all part of a statewide event that will include a hazardous chemical spill and ice storm.

"In the drill status we will be having an auto accident with hazardous material up in the East Pointe Drive area. So we will then on top of the snow emergency we will be doing a hazardous materials incident in that area tomorrow morning,...

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