Stories tagged with: Tornadoes

May 25, 2011 - 10:49am
4 years 19 weeks ago

The scenes of devastation have haunted people across the United States as tornadoes rip through our country...providing us with a reminder that this can happen anywhere.

Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross Marlene Henderson says when it comes to preparing for a tornado, prepare a plan.  Pick a place where family members can come together if a tornado is headed your way.

"We have had our fair share of high winds, straight line winds, F1 tornadoes over...

May 1, 2011 - 7:53pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

Area softball players are striking out for breast cancer.

The West Muskingum Middle School Tornadoes hosted a breast cancer awareness game against the Philo Electrics on Sunday to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In addition to planning and organizing the game, the team's head coach also had the girls research and conduct presentations for school so they could learn more about the disease.

"I think it's important for them to experience things like this...

September 22, 2010 - 4:29pm
5 years 2 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross has six open cases its dealing with as a result of last Thursday's tornadoes, which is affecting 14 people.

Staff members say the event came as quite a shock.

"We've had very high winds before in September, and really, that's what I thought we were gearing up for last Thursday, but usually actual tornadoes don't happen in September. It's almost unheard of. We always think of spring. That's kind of that spring-storm-tornado season," says...

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