Stories tagged with: FEMA

May 5, 2016 - 3:25pm
12 weeks 23 hours ago

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...

August 25, 2014 - 8:04pm
1 year 48 weeks ago

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...

September 12, 2013 - 6:06pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

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...

August 21, 2012 - 5:01pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

President Obama has declared Muskingum County and 36 other counties in Ohio as major disaster areas after the June 29th severe storms.

Muskingum County EMA Director Bo Keck said the money will be made available to the county as well as cities and villages, but not to the general public.

Keck believed the money will help many local governments struggling to pay bills, offset the costs of the damages and clean up.

"These small villages especially and townships they don't...

August 1, 2012 - 10:55am
3 years 51 weeks ago

An assessment is under way in Muskingum County to review storm damage from last month's severe weather.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is busy meeting with townships, villages and other officials in 38 counties to review the costs of cleaning up.

Officials must provide time sheets, fuel usage and any contracts to prove the amount spent. Once all the numbers are turned in a report will go to Governor John Kasich.

"The governor will look it over, all the figures...

July 1, 2012 - 6:20am
4 years 4 weeks ago

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.

The emergency declaration...

June 28, 2010 - 6:11pm
6 years 4 weeks ago

After being passed almost a month ago, new flood plain regulations come before the Muskingum County Commissioners for some minor tweaking.

A public hearing was held today at the County Commissioner's to present slightly revised maps and regulations concerning the flood plains.

"They were revised because three words were left out, the three words were 'and incorporated areas' which referenced the new maps that we had," says Muskingum County Flood Plain Coordinator, Ray...

February 16, 2010 - 7:10pm
6 years 23 weeks ago

FEMA is re-working its floodplain map.

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.

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