Stories tagged with: tornado

September 16, 2010 - 10:49pm
5 years 45 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
5 years 44 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
5 years 45 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...

June 7, 2010 - 6:07pm
6 years 7 weeks ago

Officials say the northwest Ohio tornado that killed five people over the weekend left behind an area that looks like a war zone. The damage is estimated to be a cost of at least $100,000,000.

The storms hit at a time when many people were unprotected, in their sleep.

"Unless you have those weather alert radios, those ones that come on automatically, no, there's not much you can do unless you're a light sleeper and here the noise. But from what I heard, they didn't even have...

May 11, 2010 - 6:52pm
6 years 11 weeks ago

Conditions this time of year are prime for severe weather, and some of those severe storms can be capable of producing tornados. Tornados can develop so quickly and are extremely powerful.

"Tornadoes not only will kill you but create enough utter devastation. Your stuff can be in the next county. Your house can be in your neighbor's yard. It's very traumatic seeing everything you own destroyed in a matter of 30 seconds, much different than a flood and much different than a fire...

March 24, 2010 - 5:47pm
6 years 18 weeks ago

Sirens were wailing Wednesday morning in preparation for tornado season.

Wednesday at 9:50 a.m. the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency tested all thirty-seven sirens in the county. Only two sirens malfunctioned.

"One of those has already been repaired, it is a small electrical issue within the control unit. The other one is receiving interference, so it is not receiving the radio signal, so we have a call into AEP to find out where that...

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