Stories tagged with: Marlene Henderson

June 11, 2013 - 6:28pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

The threat for severe weather is real this week in our area and the key to dealing with power outages and other issues is being prepared.

One simple way to do this is, to create a disaster kit for every member of your family, filled with essential tools to last through any problems. Flashlights, ponchos, first aid kits, and enough water to last for three days is a good start.

"If you have a room that you know you should go to in case of a severe storm, in case of tornado...

May 22, 2013 - 4:11pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

The deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma reminds everyone of the need to have a plan when severe weather strikes.The Red Cross can help.

Muskingum Valley Executive Director, Marlene Henderson says technology is making it easier to stay connected during dangerous weather. Their new cell phone apps are one way the Red Cross is reaching out.

"It will give you warnings when there's approaching severe weather, especially tornados and once something would happen in this area it would...

December 26, 2012 - 2:36pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

The Energy Cooperative in Newark said that the severe winter weather that has included wet snow, sleet, freezing rain and winds has the potential to cause power outages through their service territory.

The Cooperative said it takes about one half an inch of build up of snow and ice to snap tree limbs causing them to fall and bring down power lines.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross said in the event of a power outage you should have a plan in place.

"Make sure you have at...

October 29, 2012 - 10:36am
1 year 38 weeks ago

As Hurricane Sandy prepares to hit landfall late Monday our own weather could be affected by this storm.

50 million people from the east coast to the Great Lakes are on guard. The National Weather Service warns people living in low lying areas and along the Lake Erie Shoreline to watch for flooding. Winds with guests up to 65mph are expected across Ohio.  These winds could cause power outages.

"We have put all of our shelters on stand-by and a lot of our volunteers on...

April 4, 2012 - 4:46pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

With warmer temperatures and changing weather patterns, we're already into tornado season full force this year...

On Tuesday, multiple twisters touched down in the Dallas, Texas area causing devastation. Marlene Henderson with the Muskingum Valley Red Cross said to pay attention to the watches and warnings, and to act immediately, regardless of what you think is going to happen.

"It's really a matter of whether or not you're going to walk away, you know, completely unscathed...

April 22, 2011 - 6:01pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

Rain contines to fall throughout our area and that means there is a chance for flooding.

According to Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Wesley Sass, southeast Ohio could see some potentially heavy rain this weekend. Marlene Henderson with the Muskingum Valley Red Cross says one of the biggest things residents should not do if roads begin to flood is drive through them.

"You just never know if there's a swift current with that and so many people have lost their...

January 26, 2011 - 10:08pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

A Zanesville retirement home is honoring the work and dedication of a well known community leader.

The Apartments at Cedar Hill hosted a small gathering this evening to recognize the Muskingum Valley Red Cross' new Executive Director Marlene Henderson. Several Red Cross members along with community business owners came to the event to welcome her into the Chapter. Cedar Hill Administrator and Red Cross Board Member Rich Stephens says she is a staple to this community and looks forward...

December 16, 2010 - 7:11pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has a new leader at its helm.

Marlene Henderson officially took over the position Thursday and says she is ready to continue the mission of the Red Cross along with some of her own ideas.

"A lot of new fundraising ideas, able to recruit some new volunteers and some new donors and just really keeping the mission out," says Henderson.

Chapter chair Susan McCollister says she is confident Henderson will be able to handle the position...

June 18, 2010 - 5:42pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

The Jimmy Buffet party in Downtown Zanesville is over.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross' donor in Paradise Blood Drive had a huge turnout Friday.

"The turnout has been great so far and this is one of our favorite things to have as our donor in paradise blood drive," Marlene Henderson said.

Henderson said the regular donors look forward to the Jimmy Buffet theme blood drive.

"This is the one time a year that we have a little bit of fun wit it,"...

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