Stories tagged with: tornado sirens

March 5, 2014 - 7:51am
1 year 11 weeks ago

 As part of Severe Weather Safety Awareness week the state will begin testing of tornado sirens starting Wednesday.

Sirens will sound at 9:50 a.m. around the state. The test is meant to remind residents that spring brings the potential for more thunderstorms, tornadoes and floods. 

Officials said they hope the test also encourages Ohioans to make their own safety plans for family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Planning ahead lowers the chance for injury or death in...

March 28, 2012 - 4:45pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

As we approach the beginning of April, we are also looking at the start of tornado season in our neck of the woods...

Muskingum County took part in the statewide test of tornado sirens Wednesday morning at 9:50. The local Emergency Management Agency checked all 41 tornado sirens in Muskingum County. E.M.A Director Bo Keck said it went well despite a couple of glitches.

"We had two sirens we had a little issue with. One of them was batteries and the other was an electrical...

July 12, 2011 - 7:18pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

Poor weather conditions Monday and a report of funnel cloud triggered concern of when to sound the alarm.

Monday afternoon an off duty Coshocton Firefighter spotted what he said was a funnel cloud formation, similar to a photo snapped by Local Resident, Lori Hammer at about the same time. Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director, Bo Keck said when a credible source reports tornado conditions, even if the weather service has not issued a warning, action is taken.

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March 30, 2011 - 3:03pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency tested its tornado siren system Wednesday. Executive Director Bo Keck says of the 40 sirens only one did not work. It is located in South Zanesville and suffered an internal problem which was repaired today. Keck says two of the sirens were new – one on East King Street in South Zanesville and another on the East Pike near Sunrise Bowl. He says new sirens performed better than expected and covered a larger area when they were tested...

March 29, 2011 - 8:54pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

Tuesday at noon, the Emergency Management Agency will be testing tornado sirens around Muskingum County.

EMA Director Bo Keck said they will test all 40 sirens so the public can become familiar with the sound and to also make sure they are functioning properly.

"We have spotters at each siren location to tell us whether they worked or not and whenever you're dealing with radio circuits and so forth, you never know if it's going to work," said Keck.

He said the...

March 23, 2011 - 11:18am
4 years 8 weeks ago

The statewide test of tornado sirens did not happen in Muskingum County and some other areas Wednesdasy. Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says the test in Muskingum and Perry Counties was cancelled due to weather concerns and will be rescheduled for next week. Keck says if the sky appears threatening tests of the tornado sirens are always cancelled. Other parts of the state did conduct the drill. Keck says local tornado sirens will now be tested at 12 noon on Wednesday March 30th...

March 21, 2011 - 11:19am
4 years 8 weeks ago

Spring has finally arrived and with the warmer weather comes the increase chance of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.

This is spring severe weather awareness week and along with it begins the testing of tornado sirens throughout the State of Ohio. Weather permitting Wednesday, March 23 the sirens will sound at 9:50a.m. The test will then happen every Wednesday at Noon until November.

"It's important to let the people know the sirens are out there. For us to make sure that...

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