The Emergency Management Agency is being proactive when it comes to emergency situations.
Muskingum County EMA Director Bo Keck is requesting matching funds from the commissioners for the hazardous mitigation grant.
"It's a grant we receive from the federal government to write our hazardous mitigation plan," said Keck. "We were granted a total of $24,900. With that we have to match $6,250. So I was asking the board of commissioners to approve us for going forward...
Members of Zanesville City Council voted to accept funds from FEMA's Assistance to Firefighter's Grant Monday night.
The city applied for three projects, and all three were approved. Equipment to be purchased include self-contained breathing apparatuses, rapid intervention team rescue packs, and EMS equipment including heart monitors and defibrillators. The total cost of the project is $240,572 with $216,515 coming from FEMA. The remaining $24,057 comes from the city's...
With the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new focus on floodplain development activity and "no adverse impact," Muskingum County Floodplain Administrator Ray Mennega, said recreational vehicles and structures in the floodplains need a $50 permit.
"Now what does that mean? In Muskingum County, we have a lot of recreational vehicles that are located along the river and our regulations which were passed a few years ago require that these recreational vehicles have a...
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Ohio to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Friday's devastating storms.
The Federal Emergency Declaration allows the federal government to support Ohio with direct assistance such as generators and water in all 88 counties in the State of Ohio.
That means Muskingum County has to adopt the new maps through hearings and resolutions so they can be used in the county. They will become legal and official in July.
"What's happening is there's areas that haven't been floodplain before that will be floodplain, and there's areas that are in the floodplain under current mapping that will come out of the floodplain, " says floodplain administrator for the county, James Waymer.