Stories tagged with: Cold Weather

January 27, 2014 - 5:41pm
26 weeks 2 days ago

If you lose power or heat, or just need a warm place to stay, the Muskingum Valley Red Cross is urging residents of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties, to use the Salvation Army as a warming station.

"The very first thing that we do is always contact some of our partners in the community and the first one would be the Salvation Army," said MVRC Executive Director, Marlene Henderson. "They are open 24/7 so if you would need to get in out of the cold for any reason...

January 21, 2014 - 5:43pm
27 weeks 1 day ago

AAA Insurance is cautioning homeowners to be aware of the potential risks of pipes bursting due to the cold weather. AAA Sales Manager Rhoda Collins, says water damage is a common insurance claim for homeowners, something she says can be easily prevented.

"You should open your cabinets in your home so the heat can circulate around the pipes, let the water drip from your faucets and you should keep thermostats at 55 degrees or higher," Collins explained. "This will...

January 3, 2014 - 7:13pm
29 weeks 5 days ago

Those needing shelter in this frigid weather can seek help at the Salvation Army.

With dangerously cold temperatures in the forecast, shelter manager, Karen Walker, says there are spots available at the Salvation Army's Putnam Avenue location.

"We are open in the office from 8 o'clock in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon and then we have our hot meals program from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m." Walker explained. "So they can come in and speak to somebody at that point,...

January 2, 2014 - 6:22pm
29 weeks 6 days ago

With the wind chills expected to hit below zero, the elderly and the young need to take extra precautions.

"Elderly people aren't able to make as much body energy like other people can, and the children have so much more surface area like a bigger head to lose the heat through that they can't maintain themselves," explained Dr. Vicki Whitacre, of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

Two other groups of people that should also take extra precautions...

December 10, 2013 - 6:59pm
33 weeks 1 day ago

Winter does not officially arrive for eleven more days but the thermometer tells a different story. . .

High temperatures throughout this week will only be in the twenties. With temperatures well below freezing, you need to be sure you are keeping your body safe from two dangerous scenarios.

"Hypothermia is just extreme loss of body temperature,” explained Epidemiologist, Kristen Baker. “Your organs kind of slow down, they start to shut down, you are not going to...

January 2, 2013 - 3:11pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

While we bundle up and brace ourselves against cold weather pet experts urge you to get your animals ready for the cold too.

Experts said that dogs that are outside should have a shelter free of holes and lined with lots of straw for warmth. Water should be checked to make sure it's not frozen and they should have plenty of access to both food and water. It's also important to keep your pets paws free of ice, snow and salt.

"Always if you're going to use salt and it's not...

April 10, 2012 - 10:38am
2 years 15 weeks ago

Farmer's markets in the area could sport empty shelves when it comes to produce this spring.

Due to the warm weather allowing fruit to develop early and the snaps of cold freezing temperatures one expert said we could see a lack of locally grown fruit.

"The more developed that fruit is the less of the cold temperature they can take and I think as a result of the last few freezes we probably won't see any plums, probably won't see any local peaches, pears, all those and it's...

February 9, 2012 - 7:31pm
2 years 24 weeks ago

A blast of winter weather is heading our way as temperatures dip below the freezing mark.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is advising residents to take precautions when it comes to alternative heating sources.

"One of the things is with alternative heat sources, especially wood burners, have your chimney cleaned and inspected to make sure that you're not going to have a chimney fire," said Executive Director Marlene Henderson.  "Keep all combustibles at...

February 10, 2010 - 5:50pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

We've been dealing with the snow out of this winter system, and now the winds are beginning to pick up.

If you aren't covered properly, it can cause your ears, nose, and fingers to develop frostnip or frostbite. There's a misconception though. You don't have to be out in the cold for a long period of time for these cold-weather injuries to develop.

"Sometimes people look at the temperature gauge, and they see it's only 10 degrees or 15 degrees. Then they're like 'hey, that's...

February 8, 2010 - 6:22pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

Car dealerships are trying to warm up their cars and to keep them in good condition.

A mixture of a significant snowfall and low's falling below zero last night caused a lot of car engines to run around town throughout the day.

"First off, we make sure they have plenty of gas in them-plenty of fuel. We try to start them very periodically to make sure the batteries are up and running. Then basically it's starting them, letting them warm up, and getting the windshield...

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