August 10, 2012 - 6:14pm
40 weeks 6 days ago
"The hand of God just smacked me upside the head."
That's how Robert French describes the night of June 29th. Storms rolled through and destroyed his family's trailer on Woodside Lane.
"We ended up with a 107 foot tree in our living room. It almost killed my daughter. She just got up out of the chair that the tree landed on."
"We heard one loud crash, and it was the back patio set coming off. Then we heard another one, we...
August 1, 2012 - 10:55am
42 weeks 1 day ago
An assessment is under way in Muskingum County to review storm damage from last month's severe weather.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is busy meeting with townships, villages and other officials in 38 counties to review the costs of cleaning up.
Officials must provide time sheets, fuel usage and any contracts to prove the amount spent. Once all the numbers are turned in a report will go to Governor John Kasich.
"The governor will look it over, all the figures...
July 6, 2012 - 6:23pm
45 weeks 6 days ago
The power has been out for a week now but it will take more than that to bring down one local woman and her family.
Becky Shumaker and her grandchildren have taken the power outage in stride. Although temperatures have reached the mid-eighties in her home Shumaker isn't concerned.
"We've actually just been coping with it. Taking each day at a time. Doing the best we can do. Getting ice when we can get ice. If we can't get ice we try to get somebody who has freezer or ice to...
June 30, 2012 - 2:42pm
46 weeks 5 days ago
Susan Hoskinson of the American Red Cross says shelters are being opened for people in Guernsey County to keep cool.
A cooling center has been opened at the Guernsey County Senior Center located at 1022 Carlisle Avenue in Cambridge.
An overnight shelter is also being set up at the Armory located at 1101 McFarland Avenue in Cambridge.
WHIZ's Kim Tewalt was on the scene in Cambridge Saturday where there is substantial damage to at least 3 Cambridge churches and the...
June 29, 2012 - 9:49pm
46 weeks 5 days ago
WHIZ Reporter Erika Brooks reports that damage from Friday night's storm is city wide.
Firefighters have been out putting up caution tape where there are downed wires. Some roads remain impassable due to fallen trees blocking the roadways.
Military Road between Dresden Road and Linden Avenue is one of these roadways.
The Fieldhouse suffered extensive damage to its roof, losing almost half of it.
The storm knocked out power to several traffic lights around the city as...
June 29, 2012 - 6:42pm
46 weeks 6 days ago
Emergency responders have a message for those suffering the affects of storm damage that are moving through our area.
Authorities are asking residents to not call 911 for non-emergency storm problems. They are asking that they call their electric provider to report any outages.
Currently American Electric Power reports that 1,184 customers in Muskingum County are without power, 6,603 are without service in Licking County and 4824 in Fairfield County.
May 24, 2011 - 2:03pm
2 years 20 hours ago
Storms tore through the area Monday night leaving the sixty-seven hundred block of Oldtown Road in East Fultonham looking like a streak of bad luck.
Months ago an accidental fire left one house in ruins, then Monday evening high winds and rain around nine o'clock brought two trees down on the homes next door.
"Yeah, well, the rain started hitting the window and then the wind just ripped through here," said Jennifer Wentland a East Fultonham Resident...
May 24, 2011 - 4:57am
2 years 1 day ago
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April 20, 2011 - 6:19pm
2 years 4 weeks ago
One of the hardest hit areas from the storms was in Licking County. WHIZ's Mark Bullion spent the day in Heath covering the damage. You can watch his full report by clicking the video link on the left.
"The damage we had here in Heath was pretty extensive, lots of trees down, lots of power lines down, in basically just a short swath through the city," said Mark Johns, Mayor of Heath.
Mother nature brought winds with her in excess of 100 miles per hour, snapping trees...