County Home Back to Normal After Storm

by Erika Brooks on July 2, 2012 at 6:53 am

After spending a day with no electricity and air conditioning the Muskingum County Home began evacuating residents Saturday afternoon.

Today all the residents are back.

The evacuation began around four Saturday. Squads from Dresden, Frazeysburg and Washington Township transported residents out of the heat.

"It took about an hour and a half, two hours to get everyone to the Bethesda Three South, but it was a coordinated event, coordinated by the county EMA, the commissioners and of course the local fire departments and Bethesda," said County Home Superintendent Mike Moore.

The power was restored Sunday night and residents began returning around 9 a.m. this morning. The evacuation and return of the residents was handled by extra staff coming in to help.

"On Saturday we had the administration department heads come in to help with the transfer of the residents," said Moore.

Moore says everything is in place at this time and the home has everything they need, including air conditioning, ice and water.