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  STAFF
Director
Rob McMasters

Deputy Director
Troy Cole

Administrative Assistant
Sue Vance

724 S. 7th Street - lower level
Coshocton, Ohio 43812

Phone: 740-622-1984
Fax: 740-623-6510
 
     
   
  REQUEST A DOCUMENT
1. Emergency Operation Plan

2. 2012 Emergency Reference Directory

3. General Information

4. Emergency Checklists for the Home

5. Hazardous Materials Plan



LINKS TO:
A. Emergency Services

B. C.E.R.T.

C. Medical Reserve Corps

D. Neighborhood Watch

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Emergency Management Agency

(E.M.A.)


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Mission Statement:

To provide safety and comfort to Coshocton County residents from natural disasters, hazardous chemicals and acts of terrorism, by developing and exercising plans for Mitigation, Preparation, Response and Recovery phases of a disaster.


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  StormReady


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recognized Coshocton County as a StormReady county in January 2008. To receive this recognition, Coshocton County met the following requirements:


1. Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center (EOC).

2. Establish multiple ways to receive and distribute weather forecasts and
    warnings.

3. Create a system that monitors local weather conditions.

4. Promote the importance of public preparedness through community seminars.

5. Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, including severe weather spotter
    training and scheduled emergency exercises.

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Safety and Preparedness

 


High Wind


What to do before (Preparedness):


Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage during a high winds.


Think about how to secure outdoor items and protect property that may be damaged by high winds.


Understand that boating in open waters in high wind is dangerous.


What to do during (Safety):


Secure and protect outdoor items that may blow around in the high wind.


If boating, move to protected areas or ashore.


Do not drive high profile vehicles such as campers or RVs on days when the threat level is elevated or greater.


If the threat level is significant or critical, stay away from windows.

 

Threat levels and suggested actions :


Level

 

 

 

Affects

 

 

 

Precautionary Actions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large branches sway. Lightweight items such as empty trash cans blown around. Rough waters on lakes.

 

 

 

Secure lightweight outside items and items you are carrying. Stay closer to shore on lakes.

 

 

 

 

Whole trees sway. Medium weight objects such as filled trash cans or lawn furniture are blown around. Large swells on lakes create dangerous boating conditions. High profile vehicles impacted.

 

 

 

Secure light and medium weight outside items. Boaters stay off of open waters. High profile vehicles should avoid routes that are perpendicular to the wind.

 

 

 

 

Buildings and trees can be damaged. All vehicles are impacted. Small boats can capsize. High profile vehicles can be blown off the road.

 

 

 

Stay indoors away from windows. Move vehicles/boats to a sheltered area. Move or secure other outside items.

 

 

 

 

Buildings and trees can be damaged. All vehicles are impacted. Small boats can capsize. High profile vehicles can be blown off the road.

 

 

 

Stay indoors away from windows. Move vehicles/boats to a sheltered area. Move or secure other outside items.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Legend and Definitions


 

High Wind


  The Wind Threat level is based on the forecast maximum wind gusts and on watches/warnings or advisories that are in affect for high wind.

Level

 

 

 

Wind Speed

 

 

 

Advisory/Warning

 

 

 

Affects

 

 

 

 

gusts < 25 mph

 

 

 

No watch warning or advisory

 

 

 

Minimal or none

 

 

 

 

gusts 25-39 mph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small branches sway. Lightweight items such as empty trash cans blown around. Wavy waters on lakes.

 

 

 

   Elevated

 

 

 

gusts 40-58 mph

 

 

 

Wind Advisory is in affect for frequent gusts 40-58 mph.

 

 

 

Whole trees sway. Medium weight objects such as filled trash cans or lawn furniture are blown around. Large swells on lakes create dangerous boating conditions. High profile vehicles impacted.

 

 

 

Significant

 

 

 

gusts > 58 mph

 

 

 

High wind warning is in affect for frequent wind gusts > 58 mph

 

 

 

Trees can be damaged. All vehicles are impacted. Small boats can capsize. High profile vehicles can be blown off the road.

 

 

 

Critical

 

 

 

gusts > 70 mph

 

 

 

High wind warning for gusts greater than 70 mph.

 

 

 

Buildings damaged

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 
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