Stories tagged with: American Red Cross

September 10, 2015 - 4:32pm
41 weeks 4 days ago

Muskingum County is looking for volunteers for their 'Home Fire Preparedness Campaign' where they will try to reach their goal of installing 145 free smoke alarms in local homes.

Installation will take place Tuesday September 15th and Friday September 18th. Everyone will meet downtown Zanesville at the fire station for donuts and coffee around 8:30 a.m. which will be then followed by a short orientation before heading out for installation. Lunch will also be provided for those lending...

June 18, 2015 - 5:40pm
1 year 1 week ago

Remnants of Tropical Storm Bill that are pummeling the South and the Midwest will be hitting the Southeastern Ohio region this weekend, causing flooding concerns.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross talked to us Thursday about ways to be prepared in the event of a flash flood. Executive Director, Marlene Henderson, said flash floods are the most dangerous, and are caused by rapid flooding of bodies of water in low-lying areas. Henderson said we're seeing some of those low-lying areas...

May 26, 2015 - 5:50pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

Second graders at Perry Elementary School distributed comfort kits to the American Red Cross Tuesday.

For Harmonie Adams, it all started with a biography project. "The idea came from Clara Barton when I had my presentation on her and I thought... she started the Red Cross," Adams said. "So we went down to the Red Cross and they said they needed some help and I told my mom that I wanted to help them."

Adams' passion and perseverance influenced her classmates...

April 9, 2015 - 7:32am
1 year 11 weeks ago

Top stories for Thursday, April 9, 2015:

Severe Weather Preparedness

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Tornados and thunderstorms are very common during the spring and summer months. The Red Cross recommend that you heed the warnings supplied by the National Weather Service. AmeriCorps member, Martha Staley said that you should have a plan in place for when that sever weather strikes, as will as a stocked emergency kit.

Late Spring Equals More Pollen...

April 8, 2015 - 5:54pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

We've seen severe storms hit across the country already this spring, but so far we have avoided anything major here.

Tornados and severe thunderstorms are very common during the spring and summer months. According to the American Red Cross, everyone should have a plan in place for when severe weather strikes.

"We do recommend that you heed those warnings, take your preparedness kit to the basement with you," Community Disaster Educator, Martha Staley, said. "It...

March 3, 2015 - 8:36am
1 year 16 weeks ago

Top stories for Tuesday, March 3, 2015:

Red Cross Flood Warning

According to the Red Cross anyone in low lying areas or in a flood plain is being encouraged to stay on alert for rising water in the next few days. If you ever feel that you are in danger from quickly rising water, the best choice is to call 911.

Book Renewal Limit Increased

Assistant Director of the Muskingum County Library System, Blair Tom, announced Monday that...

March 2, 2015 - 5:15pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

A combination of warmer temperatures, heavy rain and snow cover could cause some flooding issues Tuesday and Wednesday.

Anyone in low lying areas or in a flood plain is being encouraged to stay on alert for rising water in the next few days. Cold temperatures have left the ground frozen, and any rain that falls or snow that melts will quickly run off the surface. Community Disaster Educator Martha Staley told us the organization is concerned about tomorrow's weather. With that in mind...

February 25, 2015 - 9:08am
1 year 17 weeks ago

Top Stories for Wednesday, February 25, 2015:

State Testing

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - State testing is under way, but many elementary schools across the state have had to cancel classes due to bad weather. According to the State Board Of Education schools can postpone the tests as many days as they cancel during the testing period.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - School closures have also...

February 24, 2015 - 8:49am
1 year 17 weeks ago

Headlines for Tuesday, February 24, 2015:

Snow Emergency

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - As of 8:00 Morgan and Perry Counties are under a Level 1 Snow Emergency.

Church Hill Road

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Monday, Bennett Woerner and his attorney met with county commissioners and the county engineer in hopes to have Church Hill Road vacated or repaired by Westmoreland Coal. Commissioners have asked Doug Davis to contact the...

February 23, 2015 - 4:38pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

The American Red Cross is launching a program in Ohio to teach people life-saving techniques.

The program is called "Project Prepare". Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, Marlene Henderson, said the program will teach people how to use compression CPR until emergency personnel can arrive on the scene. But that's only one of the things the program will focus on.

"What we want to do is to make sure people are prepared to know what to do in case of...

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