Stories tagged with: tornado

May 22, 2013 - 6:15pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

If you would like to help the victims of the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma an area church has a way.

The North Terrace Church of Christ is accepting Wal-mart gift cards or money in the form of a cash or check which will be forwarded to the Community Christian Church in the recovering city.

"We chose Wal-mart cards because we thought it would be an easy thing to give to people were they could buy food, supplies, clothes, baby formula, hammers, shovels, anything that...

June 14, 2012 - 10:11am
2 years 3 weeks ago

June 16, 1912 - A number of unusually strong storms were occurring throughout central and southeastern Ohio that fateful Sunday morning. Reports of funnel clouds were being reported in Muskingum county around 6:30 in the morning. The storm moved right over Zanesville ten minutes later, just as Mass was beginning at St. Thomas Catholic Church on North 5th St. The congregation would later describe the event as a "great wind" that moved through the church. The tornado touched downed...

May 27, 2011 - 6:27pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

Local volunteers and goods donations are needed to help the victims of the Joplin, Missouri disaster.

A three mile wide tornado struck the city last Sunday, killing more than 130 people, destroying countless buildings, and leaving many people homeless.

Friday volunteers gathered at the Pollock Apartments, located on 5th and Market Street in Zanesville to gather items to send to Missouri. Items are still being accepted, but volunteer Dave Joseph says they need more hands to help...

April 18, 2011 - 5:38pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

The devastating storms that took the lives of more than 45 victims across six states over the weekend is grabbing the attention of local officials.

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck said it's not if a severe storm or tornado will hit our area, it's when. He said they do have a plan in place to ensure they are prepared for any major disaster.

"We are going to have a tornado event, whether this year, next year, or ten years from now we're going to...

September 22, 2010 - 6:01pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

Governor Strickland has declared an emergency for three counties affected by last Thursday's tornadoes.

He declared emergencies in Perry, Athens and Meigs counties and identified $1.6 million available in state assistance to help victims.

Strickland also asked the U.S. Small Business Administration to issue a disaster declaration for Athens County residents to enable disaster loan assistance to help in the recovery efforts.

The S.B.A. must first survey the damage in Athens...

September 19, 2010 - 9:21pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

The sound of chainsaws fill the air here in Crooksville as families attempt to restore their homes and salvage their prized possessions.

"Just taking it a day at a time, we've got, the insurance company has been here, but we've got to get a contractor to get a bid which we have someone lined up, they just haven't gotten here yet," said Tornado Victim Ed Willison.

The Crooksville Fire Department is continuing to lend a helping hand even after the disaster.

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September 17, 2010 - 5:14pm
3 years 42 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.

September 16, 2010 - 10:49pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

The relief effort for the victims continue through the night..

For victim's of the tornado, they had a safe haven at Crooksville High School which was transformed into a relief zone. ***Update***Shelter moved from High School to Crooksville Fire Department****Update

"We felt that it was safe to keep all the people here in the building after that the red cross had contacted me and we decided that we would use this as a spot," says Crooksville Principal, Kasey Coffey...

September 16, 2010 - 10:47pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

Widespread damage is being discovered along state Route 93 where a tornado hit.

"I just freaked out, I've never been that scared before in my life I didn't know what to do, you know, on one hand my wife and my son are in the house and I have no way to get a hold of them, I see it coming right towards my house," said Storm Victim Jeff Burgess.

Jeff Burgess and his 12-year-old son were driving home from football practice when they saw a tornado in the distance coming...

September 16, 2010 - 6:58pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

There are reports that more than one  tornado has hit parts of Perry County.

Initial reports from the scene indicate that there is damage to homes and power lines in the Six Mile Turn area. 

A Perry County Sheriff's Department Dispatcher says there were multiple tornado touchdowns in the Perry County area.  One report is indicating that some house trailers are on their sides. 

There are reports from the scene that some people are...

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