Stories tagged with: flooding

December 21, 2013 - 2:14pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

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

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


July 10, 2013 - 7:45pm
1 year 42 weeks 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
1 year 42 weeks 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
1 year 42 weeks 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
1 year 42 weeks 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
1 year 42 weeks 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....

July 9, 2013 - 5:01am
1 year 42 weeks ago

***Updated 9:15 a.m. ***


High Water is causing problems for some of those in our region Tuesday morning due to flooding in Perry County.

In Perry County the sheriff's office said there are high water reports everywhere from Crooksville south to Corning. Those include:

State Route 93 from Buzzards Glory to the Midway Speedway

Tatmans Road

State Route 155 in both directions at State Route 13


July 1, 2013 - 3:09pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

Sporadic and scattered storms over the past week, have dropped several inches of rain, which can be a good and bad thing.

For 2013, Zanesville has been a few inches under in precipitation totals and these recent storms have brought us closer to the yearly average. But too much rain, too fast, can lead to flooding.

"One of the problems that occurs with these sporadic or infrequent storms, that come and go, is the low lying areas, where they are along creek banks where you can...

March 15, 2012 - 5:19pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

A storm dumped heavy rain and hail on Licking County early Thursday morning causing schools to close, roads to become flooded and evacuations.

In Hebron, some areas received over four inches of water. Hebron resident Tina Glaser said for her, the storm itself was worse than the flooding it caused.

"I was actually terrified. The lightning strikes were huge from ground, sky to ground. And my husband had to sit in his truck for half an hour before he could get out to come in...

March 15, 2012 - 10:25am
3 years 7 weeks ago

There is some major flooding in Licking County Thursday.  A mobile home park in Hebron and another in Newark were evacuated and a school district has closed two schools because of flooding.  Lakewood Local Schools in Licking County closed Hebron Elementary school and Jackson Intermediate School.  A District spokeswoman says classes were cancelled because busses were having difficulty getting to students through high water on roads.  The National Weather Service...

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