Stories tagged with: muskingum county ema

January 15, 2013 - 5:06pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

A leak in a downtown Zanesville canal could have had major consequences.

Monday during a routine check of the canal by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources they found the canal was leaking into the river in two places. The areas being looked at are near the Y-bridge. Emergency Management Director Bo Keck said it's similar to a breach in a dam.

"It would basically erode out the ground around the opening and take the canal out of the picture and just erode it clear out,...

January 8, 2013 - 2:22pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

A major accident closes part of the downtown to traffic Tuesday afternoon.

The Zanesville Police Department said that a semi-truck was heading east on Main Street and a Ford Explorer was heading west when they were hit by a white Chevy traveling on 7th Street.

Lt. Bill Shaw said at this time it appears the Chevy ran a red light striking the semi and Explorer.

"7th and Main is one of the problematic intersections from the fact that the downtown area was laid out 200...

September 28, 2012 - 9:47am
3 years 19 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency said a semi will spend most of its day on its side.

The EMA said the tanker which was carrying a highly flammable material used to coat aluminum cans tipped over Friday morning in the parking lot of the livestock barns on Zane Street.

Deputy Director Jeff Jadwin said the semi tipped due to the soft ground and the weight of the load. There was no leak in the truck and no one was injured.

Jadwin said the trailer will...

August 1, 2012 - 9:55am
3 years 28 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 3, 2012 - 6:30pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

Muskingum County officials say that relief efforts are progressing well.

EMA Director Bo Keck said many people are still not sure what to do with their spoiled food.

He said residents should contact their insurance company for reimbursement information regarding any spoiled food and that those with food stamps and other government assistance are urged to contact their case worker for more information.

"Anything that they would possibly get help with through Job and...

June 26, 2012 - 2:16pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

Despite the lack of rain, this week marks National Lightning Safety Week and a new campaign from the National Weather Service encourages the public to heed the warning, "When lightning roars, go indoors."

According to the National Weather Service, lightning is one of the nation's most deadly weather phenomena.

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says at the first sign of thunder or lightning, it's best seek shelter in a sturdy structure.

March 27, 2012 - 5:06pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

Emergency Management Agencies across Ohio are gearing up for a state-wide test of outdoor tornado sirens Wednesday as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Tornado season in Ohio typically runs from April through July, but as seen earlier this month, severe weather can happen when conditions are ideal.

On March 2nd, The National Weather Service reported Seven Tornadoes in the Buckeye State-- the strongest being an EF-3 tornado producing winds between 136-165 mph.

All 41...

August 16, 2011 - 10:59am
4 years 26 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency works quickly to clean up an oil spill.

Around 6:20 Tuesday morning EMA officials were called to Mar-Zane at the intersection of Moxahala Avenue and Ohio 719 when a delivery truck ran into a holding tank. The force ruptured a holding tank causing 265 gallons of waste oil to spill out onto the pavement. The oil was able to be contained before it seeped into a nearby creek.

"It get into the water than it can affect the fish...

June 1, 2011 - 2:57am
4 years 36 weeks ago

The Zanesville Highway Patrol says the westbound lanes of I-70 were shut down early Wednesday morning after two semi tractor trailers were involved in an accident. It happened just before 3:00 a.m. two miles West of New Concord. Troopers say 42-year-old Timothy Lindquist of Mountain Home, Nebraska failed to maintain assured clear distance and struck another semi in front of him. That truck was driven by 44-year-old Santos Ernesto of Miami, Florida. Troopers say the drivers and one...

May 2, 2011 - 5:13pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

Area firefighters are taking a structural collapse operations class this week to prepare for any major disasters that could occur here in the area.

Program Director Dalan Zartman said upon completion of this course, all participants will become certified as required by the state to be a member of the Region 8 Rescue Team. He said their focus will center around natural disasters including water rescues and structural collapses.

"They start with understanding how to analyze...

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