Stories tagged with: Emergency Management Agency

July 10, 2013 - 5:23pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency works to supply first responders working on hazmat spills, storm clean-up or any other disaster, with what they need to successfully complete the task. And with the major flooding in Perry County, the Muskingum County EMA helped out our neighboring county.

"We helped supply sandbags to Perry County to protect some of their buildings that they had. We'll just take them down and then they get other people to fill them and put them out...

April 10, 2013 - 6:25pm
1 year 16 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...

August 23, 2012 - 4:35pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

Muskingum County will soon have a new emergency 9-1-1 notification system.

Agencies from Muskingum and surrounding counties met at the Emergency Management Agency to hear about an enhanced 9-1-1 system called EverBridge. The system uses the 9-1-1 database to put an emergency message out to the public.

"We're showing it now to our villages, townships, commissioners and we have three or four other counties coming in today also because they're looking and we can...

March 28, 2012 - 4:45pm
2 years 18 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...

November 23, 2011 - 10:48pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

A Perry County road is shut down for hours Wednesday evening as crews work to clean up a fuel spill.

According to Crooksville Fire Department Chief Ralph Hill, a 55-gallon drum of some type of petroleum product fell out of a vehicle around 8 p.m. The spill started on State Route 93, but the majority of the fuel was found on Watt Hill Road.

The Crooksville and Roseville Fire Departments, Perry County Emergency Management Agency, Ohio Department of Transportation and...

July 12, 2011 - 7:18pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

Poor weather conditions Monday and a report of funnel cloud triggered concern of when to sound the alarm.

Monday afternoon an off duty Coshocton Firefighter spotted what he said was a funnel cloud formation, similar to a photo snapped by Local Resident, Lori Hammer at about the same time. Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director, Bo Keck said when a credible source reports tornado conditions, even if the weather service has not issued a warning, action is taken.

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June 5, 2011 - 7:08pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

Search efforts for 2-year-old, Anthony Joseph Tullius, did not resume today after he and his 3-year-old, half-brother, Ayden Leroy Cecil, drowned in the Muskingum River yesterday.
 

Fire Departments as far out as Philo and Duncan Falls were called in to join the search. Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director, Bo Keck said, communication is critical in these type of searches.

"It's a terrible event, it really is," said Keck. "But...

February 28, 2011 - 12:27pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency acts as a watchdog that is prepared to assist during weather storms.

Director Bo Keck says his day starts early when he receives notifications through his cell phone of any weather watches or warnings.  Next, he goes onto a computer to check the United States Geological Survey in order to view the water levels for all the waterways in our area.  Keck says it's crucial to watch these different levels.

"It's...

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