Stories tagged with: Cold Weather

February 23, 2015 - 3:43pm
4 days 12 hours ago

The cold weather is taking another turn for the worse, and you are being encouraged to remember the safety of your pets.

We stopped by The Animal Shelter Society to chat with Executive Director Jody Murray about the topic. Murry explained that this is a topic that people tend to easily forget about.

"Pets don't do a good job communicating to people so, I think a lot of times because they have their fur coats on, it's an easy thing for people to forget so its just a good time...

February 17, 2015 - 5:35pm
1 week 3 days ago

Firefighters are not at liberty to wait for the cold to pass before heading to a fire.

The low temperatures of late can make it very difficult for firefighters to do their job. Lieutenant Doug Hobson at the Zanesville Fire Department said the splash back from their hoses can soak their gear in the matter of minutes.

"Normally during a house fire, we get so cold, so soaked that you don't get rewarmed until you get back here, get your gear changed, get a nice hot shower, so it...

February 17, 2015 - 5:24pm
1 week 3 days ago

The dangerously cold conditions are an espeically serious problem if you are homeless.

The Salvation Army is trying to house everyone who doesn't have a place to go. The army has 14 men's beds, six women's and two family rooms. At the moment the shelter only has a few more spaces left, but Shelter Manager, Karen Walker, said they will find a place for anyone who needs shelter.

"Instead of staying out in the cold please come see us, give us a call, whatever. If we can't keep...

November 18, 2014 - 3:21pm
14 weeks 3 days ago

The winter months are upon us and while you may think staying warm is a difficult task, it's even harder for your pet.

Jody Murray, executive director of the Animal Shelter Society, took some time to share with pet owners changes they need to make to their fury friends routines in the cold weather.

"The first thing is, when it's as cold as it's been the last couple of days, limit the time outside, just like yourself you have to take the time to get used to that. If you have...

January 27, 2014 - 4:41pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

If you lose power or heat, or just need a warm place to stay, the Muskingum Valley Red Cross is urging residents of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties, to use the Salvation Army as a warming station.

"The very first thing that we do is always contact some of our partners in the community and the first one would be the Salvation Army," said MVRC Executive Director, Marlene Henderson. "They are open 24/7 so if you would need to get in out of the cold for any reason...

January 21, 2014 - 4:43pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

AAA Insurance is cautioning homeowners to be aware of the potential risks of pipes bursting due to the cold weather. AAA Sales Manager Rhoda Collins, says water damage is a common insurance claim for homeowners, something she says can be easily prevented.

"You should open your cabinets in your home so the heat can circulate around the pipes, let the water drip from your faucets and you should keep thermostats at 55 degrees or higher," Collins explained. "This will...

January 3, 2014 - 6:13pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

Those needing shelter in this frigid weather can seek help at the Salvation Army.

With dangerously cold temperatures in the forecast, shelter manager, Karen Walker, says there are spots available at the Salvation Army's Putnam Avenue location.

"We are open in the office from 8 o'clock in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon and then we have our hot meals program from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m." Walker explained. "So they can come in and speak to somebody at that point,...

January 2, 2014 - 5:22pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

With the wind chills expected to hit below zero, the elderly and the young need to take extra precautions.

"Elderly people aren't able to make as much body energy like other people can, and the children have so much more surface area like a bigger head to lose the heat through that they can't maintain themselves," explained Dr. Vicki Whitacre, of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

Two other groups of people that should also take extra precautions...

December 10, 2013 - 5:59pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Winter does not officially arrive for eleven more days but the thermometer tells a different story. . .

High temperatures throughout this week will only be in the twenties. With temperatures well below freezing, you need to be sure you are keeping your body safe from two dangerous scenarios.

"Hypothermia is just extreme loss of body temperature,” explained Epidemiologist, Kristen Baker. “Your organs kind of slow down, they start to shut down, you are not going to...

January 2, 2013 - 2:11pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

While we bundle up and brace ourselves against cold weather pet experts urge you to get your animals ready for the cold too.

Experts said that dogs that are outside should have a shelter free of holes and lined with lots of straw for warmth. Water should be checked to make sure it's not frozen and they should have plenty of access to both food and water. It's also important to keep your pets paws free of ice, snow and salt.

"Always if you're going to use salt and it's not...

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