Stories tagged with: Martha Staley

April 8, 2015 - 5:54pm
21 weeks 1 day ago

We've seen severe storms hit across the country already this spring, but so far we have avoided anything major here.

Tornados and severe thunderstorms are very common during the spring and summer months. According to the American Red Cross, everyone should have a plan in place for when severe weather strikes.

"We do recommend that you heed those warnings, take your preparedness kit to the basement with you," Community Disaster Educator, Martha Staley, said. "It...

March 2, 2015 - 5:15pm
26 weeks 3 days ago

A combination of warmer temperatures, heavy rain and snow cover could cause some flooding issues Tuesday and Wednesday.

Anyone in low lying areas or in a flood plain is being encouraged to stay on alert for rising water in the next few days. Cold temperatures have left the ground frozen, and any rain that falls or snow that melts will quickly run off the surface. Community Disaster Educator Martha Staley told us the organization is concerned about tomorrow's weather. With that in mind...

February 26, 2015 - 6:20pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

Thursday the Red Cross launched its 18 month Project Prepare campaign.

The Red Cross offered compression only CPR classes at the Campus Center on the OUZ/Zane State Campus. This version of CPR is designed to get a first response to maintain someone until emergency responders can arrive on scene.

"They do think that the first initial person on the scene starts something," community disaster educator, Martha Staley said. "We don't want to lose those three or four...

September 3, 2014 - 5:02pm
1 year 18 hours ago

September is National Preparedness Month, and the local chapter of the American Red Cross wants to make sure you're taking all the necessary steps to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Martha Staley, Community Disaster Educator with the Muskingum Valley Red Cross, said if you don't yet have a disaster plan with your family, now is the time to come up with one.

"Get your family together," Staley said. "Take a half an hour. Talk it out, find out...

February 19, 2014 - 4:32pm
1 year 28 weeks 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...

January 3, 2014 - 7:22pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

The Red Cross has issued winter safety tips for residents to follow when the weather takes a turn for the worse, like it's expected to in the next few days. Community disaster educator, Martha Staley, says one of the most important things to do is dress properly. You should cover your hands and ears, and wear lots of thin layers.

"Stay in if at all possible if it's that bitter cold, dress in those layers, be aware of your health when you're working out in the snow, if you...

December 2, 2013 - 5:00pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

Fires cause more deaths than any other type of disaster but they don't have to be deadly.

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of the Red Cross encourages everyone to take simple steps to be sure they are fire ready.

"Smoke detectors I think are number one,” explained Community Disaster Educator, Martha Staley. “Have them installed, especially near the sleeping areas and test them, make sure the batteries are working, and test them also so the family can hear what they...

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