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September 9, 2004 - 1:33pm
6 years 34 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
6 years 34 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
6 years 34 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
6 years 34 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
6 years 34 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
6 years 34 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
6 years 34 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...
September 8, 2004 - 9:43pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
Darrel Cubbison of the Guernsey- Muskingum County Electric Announces that out of the nine-county area they serve there are widely scattered outages. There are between 2,000 to 2,500 homes without power at this time.

Cubbison says the problems are that power crews are not able to get to the areas that have lost power because of high water.
September 8, 2004 - 6:39pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The Village of New Concord Water Department has asked New Concord Water customers to voluntarily conserve their water usage for the time being.

John Hewey with the Water Department reports that there are no problems with the water right now. Flooding water surrounds the water department and they are asking for conservation now in case the flooding gets worse.

Again, the New Concord Water users are asked to conserve water through Thursday.
September 8, 2004 - 5:50pm
6 years 34 weeks ago
The Perry County Commissioners issued a State of Emergency for all of Perry County. The Sheriff has issued a Level 2 Flood Emergency as well.

This means that only vehicles necessary to travel for emergency issues should be traveling on the roadways. This is all due to flooding.

The State of Emergency was issued just before 6:00 p.m. and was reported to WHIZ News at 6:30 p.m.

A State of Emergency has also been issued for the City of New Lexington. According...
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