August 11, 2015 - 3:39pm
26 weeks 1 day ago
Strong thunderstorms that moved through Licking and Muskingum Counties Monday left extensive damage in parts of the area.
One of the worst hit areas was Pleasant Valley Road in Nashport, where strong winds from 70-75 miles per hour whipped through and brought down trees and knocked out power for much of the evening. American Electric Power reported early Tuesday that power has been restored to all customers, but the road off of State Route 146 in Nashport is currently closed, as the...
May 27, 2015 - 3:30pm
37 weeks 1 hour ago
Intense storms with winds up to 50 miles and hour passed through the whiz viewing area Tuesday night. A few left significant damage and power outages in their wake.
We made a visit to the corner of Owen and Schaum this morning where large tree branches were strewn across the road and the power lines. We spoke to
20 year resident, Margaret Rodgers who told us she had never seen anything...
April 9, 2015 - 6:59pm
43 weeks 6 days ago
A strong line of storms blew over and uprooted several trees near Gaysport Thursday afternoon.
The downed trees were located on State Route 60 just south of Shaver Road. The State Highway Patrol was on scene to survey the damage. WHIZ Forecaster Katie Donovan says winds from some of the storms exceeded 60 miles per hour.
June 26, 2013 - 3:34am
2 years 32 weeks ago
The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office repors some storm damage affecting travel, Wednesday morning.
A dispatcher with the sheriff's office said that there are reports of downed branches and trees on some county roads as well as sporadic power outages.
American Electric Power is reporting that 900 of its Coshocton County customers are without service.
A-E-P says service should be restored by 8 p.m. Wednesday.
August 10, 2012 - 5:14pm
3 years 26 weeks ago
"The hand of God just smacked me upside the head."
That's how Robert French describes the night of June 29th. Storms rolled through and destroyed his family's trailer on Woodside Lane.
"We ended up with a 107 foot tree in our living room. It almost killed my daughter. She just got up out of the chair that the tree landed on."
"We heard one loud crash, and it was the back patio set coming off. Then we heard another one, we...
August 1, 2012 - 9:55am
3 years 27 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 6, 2012 - 5:23pm
3 years 31 weeks ago
The power has been out for a week now but it will take more than that to bring down one local woman and her family.
Becky Shumaker and her grandchildren have taken the power outage in stride. Although temperatures have reached the mid-eighties in her home Shumaker isn't concerned.
"We've actually just been coping with it. Taking each day at a time. Doing the best we can do. Getting ice when we can get ice. If we can't get ice we try to get somebody who has freezer or ice to...
June 30, 2012 - 1:42pm
3 years 32 weeks ago
Susan Hoskinson of the American Red Cross says shelters are being opened for people in Guernsey County to keep cool.
A cooling center has been opened at the Guernsey County Senior Center located at 1022 Carlisle Avenue in Cambridge.
An overnight shelter is also being set up at the Armory located at 1101 McFarland Avenue in Cambridge.
WHIZ's Kim Tewalt was on the scene in Cambridge Saturday where there is substantial damage to at least 3 Cambridge churches and the...
June 29, 2012 - 8:49pm
3 years 32 weeks ago
WHIZ Reporter Erika Brooks reports that damage from Friday night's storm is city wide.
Firefighters have been out putting up caution tape where there are downed wires. Some roads remain impassable due to fallen trees blocking the roadways.
Military Road between Dresden Road and Linden Avenue is one of these roadways.
The Fieldhouse suffered extensive damage to its roof, losing almost half of it.
The storm knocked out power to several traffic lights around the city as...
June 29, 2012 - 5:42pm
3 years 32 weeks ago
Emergency responders have a message for those suffering the affects of storm damage that are moving through our area.
Authorities are asking residents to not call 911 for non-emergency storm problems. They are asking that they call their electric provider to report any outages.
Currently American Electric Power reports that 1,184 customers in Muskingum County are without power, 6,603 are without service in Licking County and 4824 in Fairfield County.