Stories tagged with: muskingum county emergency management agency

November 21, 2013 - 11:59am
33 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency dives into social media.

While the agency already has a Facebook page the site doesn't get much use and there is no presence on Twitter. Plans are in the works to change that with the addition of a social media coordinator.

Currently, full time clerk for the County Commissioners Caitlin Tacker will take care of updating the sites with weather warnings, road closures and any other general information necessary.

"What we'...

October 21, 2013 - 4:45pm
37 weeks 5 days ago

A fuel spill at the Maple Avenue Speedway created traffic congestion for several hours Monday. It happened around 10 a.m.

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director, Jeff Jadwin said a Speedway customer was pumping diesel fuel into his tow truck and walked away, when the nozzle fell out of the vehicle and started spraying diesel on the ground.

"We've got somewhere between 25-35 gallons of fuel on the ground, it got into the storm sewers, so that is where...

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,...

October 29, 2012 - 5:43pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

The huge storm known as Hurricane Sandy is speeding up and will make landfall on the east coast Monday night.

The storm brings with it powerful, damaging winds, potentially flooding rains, and will even drop snow on some areas. Muskingum county Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says he's been in constant contact with city, county, and state agencies, the National Weather Service, and local power companies in preparation for Sandy's wrath.

"From the looks of things...

July 2, 2012 - 5:36pm
2 years 1 week ago

The big storms that ripped through our area are still causing problems.

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency officials are asking for patience as they work with area agencies to deal with those problems.

The Muskingum County EMA, the American Red Cross and Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department briefed members of the media Monday on the continuing disaster relief efforts.

EMA Director Bo Keck said a boil advisory remains in effect for those who lost water but...

June 30, 2012 - 2:41pm
2 years 1 week ago

Residents of Muskingum County are feeling the effects from the severe storm Friday night.

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says the damage from the storm is county wide.

"The main damage is from trees down into power lines and the power outage we have throughout the county," said Keck.

Over 20,000 people are without power. American Electric Power says it will take as long as seven days to restore all power across the state of Ohio. AEP...

June 29, 2012 - 5:19pm
2 years 1 week ago

When there is an emergency -- like today's fatal accident -- first responders immediately head to the scene. There's one group that ensures those responders have everything they need to handle the incident.

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency coordinates everything when an accident happens, so if the responders need help they can get it, with machinery or in the case today, water.

Jeff Jadwin is the Deputy Director for the Muskingum County...

May 4, 2012 - 7:23pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

State Route 146 in Muskingum County was shut down for hours Friday afternoon following a tanker truck rollover.

The crash occurred around 4:30 near Clay Littick Drive. According to Jeff Jadwin with the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency, the tanker went off the roadway landing in a creek rupturing the fuel tanks and oil panel in the truck.

Jadwin says the load the truck was carrying was not hazardous.

"It's powdered cement. It's a truck that's used for...

January 3, 2012 - 7:04pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency will be doing some testing Wednesday of it's tornado sirens and radio frequencies.

The agency said residents should not be alarmed by the sirens. The test is being performed as part of a series of tests for the new 911 dispatch center.

"If it's at noon tomorrow the sirens it's only a test, the sirens will come up and run for three minutes like they always do on our test," said Disaster Service Coordinator Bo Keck. ...

September 23, 2010 - 5:33pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

In the wake of last Thursday's tornadoes, areas surrounding Perry County pulled together equipment to provide them with the help they needed. Muskingum County offered many of the necessary resources.

EMA director Bo Keck spoke with county commissioners about the assistance Muskingum County was able donate to the storm-stricken county.

"We took our communications tower down, we took a light tower down. Between the fire and EMS we took squads and trucks and a hazard...

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