Just because your pets have fur, doesn't mean they're immune to the cold.
"If you have outside animals, it would be a good idea if you can bring them inside," said Jody Murray, executive director of the Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County. "Move their houses to a place where they're not gonna be out in the elements. Even move their house in the garage for a couple nights. Usually weather like this doesn't last too long, so...
People were out enjoying the uncharacteristic weather in downtown Zanesville on Saturday.
Matthew Dickinson and Paul Swan were hanging out near Fourth Street enjoying the warm late December day. They say they were shocked that it was so nice outside.
"It's beautiful it's great weather for this time of year I mean we expected a white Christmas. We had a little bit of snow and now we have a nice sunny Saturday morning to run around, " said Dickinson.
The sunny weather is a welcomed relief for some members of the YMCA Day Camp.
The camp started just after Memorial Day and runs until mid August. Since the beginning, the camp has had to change its plans to deal with ongoing rainy weather.
"If it rains too hard we usually come inside and we do board games, crafts and sometimes we put in the movie. The kids don't like being inside it definitely puts a damper on us," said Day Camp Site Director, Trevor Tom.
The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency works to supply first responders working on hazmat spills, storm clean-up or any other disaster, with what they need to successfully complete the task. And with the major flooding in Perry County, the Muskingum County EMA helped out our neighboring county.
"We helped supply sandbags to Perry County to protect some of their buildings that they had. We'll just take them down and then they get other people to fill them and put them out...
The increase of rain and storms in our area have caused flooding in some parts of Muskingum County, which has affected farmer's crops and will eventually affect their yield at the end of the growing season. Mark Mechling of the OSU Extension Office in Muskingum County describes the weather as unusual.
"If you think back to Memorial Day, we were fairly dry and then we got kind of dry in most parts of Muskingum County during the month of June. However, in late June and now...