Stories tagged with: flooding

February 22, 2014 - 12:40am
7 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is keeping a close eye on the Muskingum River.

Ice broke loose on the Muskingum River Friday afternoon,  tearing out docks, gazebos, trees, and other debris. EMA Director, Bo Keck, said his office has been monitoring the river ever since it froze across earlier this winter. He called what happened Friday  "devastating."

"We're a little concerned about the Lorena right now. And then of course down stream,...

February 19, 2014 - 4:32pm
8 weeks 3 days ago

With warmer temperatures, melting snow, and the forecast of rain for the weekend, the American Red Cross is warning residents to be prepared for the possibility of flooding. Homes in low lying and flood prone areas need to have an evacuation plan in place. Set a designated area where you and your family can go. Remember to pack a disaster kit with items you may need. 

"Maybe have a three day supply of water, medications, or if you can't have the medications, at least have a...

February 19, 2014 - 4:10pm
8 weeks 3 days ago

The threat of flooding due to snow melt and possible rain is keeping Dillon Dam officials on high alert.

Dillon Project Manager, Clifton Kilpatrick says his workers are constantly checking on the water, precipitation and ground saturation levels, especially during times where flooding is a real possibility.

"We monitor the precipt. One of the things we do here, we take a daily moisture measurement of snow on the ground, we break it down to see how much moisture content that...

February 17, 2014 - 3:22pm
8 weeks 4 days ago

The return to warmer temperatures later this week may sound good right now, but it could lead to flooding in some areas . The Zanesville Fire Department is asking area residents to stay alert.

Zanesville Fire Fighter, Trent Abrams says it does not take much flooding to cause serious problems.

"Six inches of water in enough to take a human being and a few feet of water can take away a vehicle. My suggestion is if you see flash flooding occurring don't drive you vehicle...

December 21, 2013 - 2:14pm
17 weeks 15 hours ago

According to the National Weather Service Coshocton and Muskingum Counties  are under a Flood Watch until Sunday at 6.pm.

We will update you as soon as more counties become available.

 

July 10, 2013 - 7:45pm
40 weeks 3 days ago

The extreme amount of rainfall we've seen which flooded homes will have another concern soon: mold.

When there is extensive moisture it allows mold to grow on many materials that have dirt, dust or grease on them.

"Obviously there is going to be some stuff that you are not going to be able to save, furniture, carpet, anything really soaky, soggy mess are just going to have to get rid of it,” said Environmental Health Director, Mike Kirsch. “Hard surfaces, that...

July 10, 2013 - 7:36pm
40 weeks 3 days ago

Another bi-product of the flooding will be mosquitoes.  The bugs flock to flood pools because they are a good site for breeding.

"Mosquitoes are attracted to standing water because that is where they lay their eggs,” said Public Health Sanitation Specialist, Mike Hemmer. “Where their larva pupils stages are and that's where they are in a safe place, that they can grow and they can become adult mosquitoes."

With so much excess water, the Zanesville...

July 10, 2013 - 5:23pm
40 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency works to supply first responders working on hazmat spills, storm clean-up or any other disaster, with what they need to successfully complete the task. And with the major flooding in Perry County, the Muskingum County EMA helped out our neighboring county.

"We helped supply sandbags to Perry County to protect some of their buildings that they had. We'll just take them down and then they get other people to fill them and put them out...

July 10, 2013 - 5:18pm
40 weeks 3 days ago

Some residents of Perry County who were forced from their home due to flooding can take advantage of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross emergency shelter. That is still open Wednesday night.

The Red Cross has set up a shelter at Crooksville High School and Executive Director, Marlene Henderson is encouraging everyone affected to take advantage of the help they're offering.

"The shelter is still set up and we're gonna keep it open probably for the next 24 hours just depending on...

July 10, 2013 - 5:15pm
40 weeks 3 days ago

The Crooksville Fire Department knocked on every door at Village Green Apartments Tuesday morning and told everyone to evacuate immediately. When residents arrived back home Wednesday morning, the water had receded but there homes were destroyed. Angela Wayne, a resident at the apartment complex, has salvaged what she could, which is only a couple bags of clothes.

"Yesterday me and my daughter got woke up and we had literally 15 minutes to get stuff put up," said Wayne....

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