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September 9, 2004 - 4:33pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Heavy rains in Guernsey County have shut down several roads and some residents are having to use a boat to leave their home.

When Kristy Miller woke up this morning she was surprised to find her car under water. Thanks to the lift from the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office, Miller and her boyfriend were safely transported to the other side of the road where they plan on staying for a few days until the water goes down.

Right next door, the Cambridge Health and...
September 9, 2004 - 1:54pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
If you are without power tonight you are not alone.

American Electric Power officials say a lot of customers lost service due to the flooding rains of the past two days.

A-E-P says around 900 customers are without service in the Crooksville, South Fultonham and New Lexington areas.

There are also 112 customers in the dark in McConnelsville in Morgan County.

A-E-P says it will be 10:00 p.m. before service is restored to those customers.
September 9, 2004 - 1:39pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency today issued an update on flooding issues in the county.

Public Information officer Jennifer Hiestand says the organization met with local agencies to talk about flooding problems.

Most agencies reported minor flood damage. E-M-A officials are reporting that the Muskingum River is starting to recede.

If your home or business suffered significant structural damage you can call the E-M-A at 453-1655 and leave...
September 9, 2004 - 1:33pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
The Zanesville Fire Department is still investigating a blaze; they believe is arson, located at 405 Liberty Street.

The call came in around 5:40 this morning, and firefighters responded to a home fully engulfed in homes. They believe this fire was set intentionally.

The Z.F.D is still investigating; no one was home when the fire was started.
September 9, 2004 - 1:28pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Two families with a total of 8 children are homeless tonight as a fire ripped through their duplex located at 422 Wayne Avenue.

The Zanesville Fire Department responded after a neighbor smelled smoke and called the department around 8:30 this morning.
Fire Chief Dave Lacy says young children playing with a lighter started the fire.

Luckily everyone got out and no one was hurt in the fire. The Red Cross is assisting the families.
September 9, 2004 - 1:20pm
5 years 38 weeks ago
Residents in Crooksville are beginning to clean up after heavy rains devastated and flooded out several streets, businesses and homes.

Timmy Savage and his grandmother say they lost everything. Their backyard is a swimming pool and their furniture destroyed after the worst flooding in 54 years.

Perry County has already been declared a disaster area. Emergency Management Officials are out today accessing the damage, hoping to get state money to help the...
September 9, 2004 - 4:22am
5 years 38 weeks ago
The big rains have caused some power outages in our region.

Officials at Guernsey Muskingum Electric Cooperative say at the peak of the problem last night, about 2500 customers were without service.

This morning, only about 50 homes are in the dark.

They are located in Guernsey County on 8th Street Road and Camp Fire Road.

Crews are working to restore service.

No time was given when things will return to normal for those customers.
September 9, 2004 - 4:08am
5 years 38 weeks ago
If you live in Muskingum County the flooding problems are not that serious this morning.

The Sheriff’s Department says there are still many roads water covered and closed and other are water covered and o-k to drive.

Deputies say State Routes are open, but some still have standing water like near Rix Mills.

There was at least one serious flooding incident last night.

Authorities say three juveniles were rescued from a flood-swollen creek.
September 9, 2004 - 3:56am
5 years 38 weeks ago
If you live in Perry County you know how bad the flooding is.

The Sheriff’s department says a Level-2 Emergency is in effect today.

That means you are being asked to drive only if it is necessary and you should call your employer to see if you need to report to work.

Deputies say that many residents in Crooksville were evacuated last night due to the flooding.

They are being helped by the Muskingum Valley Red Cross at Crooksville high school....
September 9, 2004 - 12:31am
5 years 38 weeks ago
Wednesday marked the 15th day in the life of tropical system Frances, and it proved it still had quite a punch left as it hit SE Ohio.

By 1am Thursday morning, 5.37” of rain had fallen in just over 24 hours at the Zanesville airport. A large area (from about New Lexington to Blue Rock to Cambridge) saw 5-6 inches over that time as estimated by radar and spotter reports. Several reports from near New Concord, confirmed to be likely via radar, suggest up to 8 inches of rain had...
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