The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency took part in the statewide test Wednesday of the tornado alert system. The news is good -- all the sirens performed as expected locally. Starting next week the E-M-A will be testing all 42 sirens in the county every Wednesday at noon through October.
"Every county has a different test schedule. They usually do it on a Wednesday or on a Saturday. Some of them do it at 10, some do it at 11,...
The huge storm known as Hurricane Sandy is speeding up and will make landfall on the east coast Monday night.
The storm brings with it powerful, damaging winds, potentially flooding rains, and will even drop snow on some areas. Muskingum county Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says he's been in constant contact with city, county, and state agencies, the National Weather Service, and local power companies in preparation for Sandy's wrath.
The Red Cross along with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department and American Electric Power met with the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency to discuss where they stand a week after the storm.
Emergency Management Agency director Bo Keck says if you suffered uninsured damage to report the estimates to the EMA office, this will be collected to determine if funding will be provided to Ohio.
AEP gave an update on their restoration of power to the area.
An opportunity for you to get your flu-shot will serve as a test-run for the Local Emergency Management Agency.
It'll happen Tuesday at the Muskingum County Fair Grounds. A large flu clinic will be treated as a drill in the event of a mass immunization or other community emergency. The EMA will bring out their communications plan as well as all equipment.
"That's part of what we play as part of Emergency Management, is to help organize and get equipment and resources...
It's been a stormy and rainy day in southeastern Ohio with some flood warnings in effect and the saturated ground is leaving Dillon Dam officials on high alert.
Project Manager Cliff Kilpatrick said they are constantly monitoring the water levels above and below the dam to ensure that flooding does not occur. Dillon Dam is one of 16 projects along the Muskingum River.
"We all work together and we are all watching what the other one is doing to make sure that one is not doing...
With the interstate right in our backyard, a disastrous accident could happen at any time.
To ensure that law enforcement agencies are prepared, a multi-county table top exercise was held Saturday morning at the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency's Office.
"In a normal situation they wouldn't be sitting in a room together, they would be sitting in their offices, their trucks, and their cruisers, so it gives us a chance to talk face to face about how we would...
Hazardous materials are shipped on the country's highway system every day and on a moments notice, an accident could occur.
The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with the Ohio Homeland Security Region 8 Hazmat will hold a multi-county table top exercise on Saturday to plant in the event of a disaster. Muskingum, Noble, Belmont, and Jefferson Counties will be participating.
"It's all behind the scenes but it is an excellent training for everyone and...
The new piece of equipment will now be used to operate the facility if the power were to ever go out. The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency says the need for this piece of equipment was great, considering the former generator had been around since 1965.
"The generator didn't have the new electronic controls for speed, frequency, voltage, and amplitude. The problem with the other one was mechanical, and it wasn't...
Travel along Interstate 70 westbound near New Concord is back to normal after an semi accident yesterday that caused a hazardous chemical spill.
The clean-up efforts lasted almost half a day, and Muskingum County EMA Deputy Director, Jeff Jadwin, says he's happy with how crews handled the situation. Jadwin says the only complaint he got was from the state about how long the interstate remained closed.
"People at the upper level weren't aware that the guardrail was stuck...