Stories tagged with: the american red cross

January 22, 2016 - 3:04pm
3 weeks 4 hours ago

The Muskingum Valley Chapter of The American Red Cross is ready to spring into action if need be.

Red Cross Executive Director Marlene Henderson stresses the importance of being proactive.

"We encourage everyone to build an emergency kit. That is something you can have for each person in the family stored. Put it some place where you can get to it easily. Put your comfort things in it. We recommend that everyone has a gallon of water per day per person," said Henderson...

January 6, 2015 - 4:25pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

The shot of arctic air and weather is in full swing, and that requires people to be more mindful when it comes to safety and keeping warm.

We stopped by the Red Cross and spoke to Executive Director Marlene Henderson, who told us space heaters are something to be especially careful with when the weather makes a chilly turn.

"The one thing you have to remember with--you know some of the space heaters that are out now, the little electric heaters, don't put them on the floor,...

January 3, 2014 - 6:22pm
2 years 5 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...

July 2, 2012 - 4:36pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

The big storms that ripped through our area are still causing problems.

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency officials are asking for patience as they work with area agencies to deal with those problems.

The Muskingum County EMA, the American Red Cross and Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department briefed members of the media Monday on the continuing disaster relief efforts.

EMA Director Bo Keck said a boil advisory remains in effect for those who lost water but...

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