Stories tagged with: National Weather Service

August 12, 2014 - 7:07pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

A day after one confirmed tornado and a second possible tornado passed through southeast Ohio, the local EMA is surveying what all happened.

Muskingum County EMA Director Bo Keck traveled to Short Road near Frazeysburg Tuesday morning to take a look at some of the damage that affected crops and one home in the area.

"If everything were just laying straight over, it'd be a straight-line wind, but these crops and the corn and everything were all laying different...

August 11, 2014 - 8:57pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has confirmed an EF0 tornado struck down just northeast of Frazeysburg Monday afternoon.

EMA Director Bo Keck said the sheriff's office received multiple calls reporting a tornado at Old Riley Road and State Route 16 around 3:00 p.m. The tornado knocked a large branch onto a home at 4940 Short Road near Frazeysburg. It also knocked out a window in the rear of the house. Residents of the home said the twister came through a corn field...

November 18, 2013 - 5:47pm
2 years 18 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency spent Sunday preparing for potentially dangerous storms.

Muskingum County didn't sustain substantial damage from Sunday night's storm, but that doesn't mean the EMA wasn't staying busy preparing for the worst.  EMA Director Bo Keck says his biggest concern was tracking the storm and keeping in constant contact with the National Weather Service.

"We stayed in tune with the National Weather Service and other...

June 26, 2012 - 3:16pm
3 years 48 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.

September 17, 2010 - 5:14pm
5 years 36 weeks ago

The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes hit Perry County Thursday night.

An EF-1 tornado hit the Village of Crooksville with wind speeds up to 110 m.p.h.

In Somerset it was an EF-2 tornado with wind speeds between 110 and 120 m.p.h.

They will also be assessing damage in the northwest portion of Morgan County.

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