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Efforts Underway to Gain Additional Emergency Assistance

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12:00AM
September 22, 2008

Franklin County is one of dozens of counties in Ohio still working on debris clean up more than a week after the record-setting winds of September 14th.

Landscapers clean up in more ways than one

A landscaper throws debris into a huge pile that will become mulch.
12:00AM
September 18, 2008

Long after the power is restored, the cleanup will continue. Tree limbs and branches line nearly every street in Central ohio Although it may be unfortunate for the people who lost trees due to the high winds from remnants of Hurricane Ike, landscapers and mulching companies are cleaning up – in more ways than one.

Governor Strickland Surveys Storm Damage

12:00AM
September
17, 2008

An estimated 400,000 homes and businesses in Central Ohio, remain without electricity this morning while grocery and hardware stores try to keep up with demand for food, ice and batteries in areas hit by Sunday’s wind storm. Some schools are closed for a third consecutive day others are operating on delayed openings.

Got power? You may not, but your neighbors might. Why?

12:00AM
September
17, 2008

As of Wednesday afternoon, about a third of AEP’s Franklin County customers were still without power. In some neighborhoods lights may go on tonight as other homes stay dark. WOSU set out to find out why this happens.

Red Cross sets up shelter for Ike victims at state fairgrounds

A Red Cross volunteer helps a disabled woman with her lunch. The Red Cross of Greater Columbus set up a shelter at the Ohio State Fairgrounds for people needing a place to stay, shower and eat.
12:00AM
September 16, 2008

For Central Ohioans still without power, it’s been about 48 hours since they last had electricity. That means perishable foods like meats, milk and cheese are no longer fit to eat. To help people in need of a good meal and a hot shower, the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus has a shelter at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR TUESDAY, 9 16

12:00AM
September
15, 2008

Sunday’s storm and resulting power outages have forced several Central Ohio School Districts to canceled classes for Tuesday, September 16th.

Hurricane Force Winds Leave Much of Ohio In Dark

12:00AM
September
15, 2008

American Electric Power crews worked through the night. The utility says it could be several days to as long as a week before all power is restored.

Snow, Ice Headed for Central Ohio

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12:00AM
December 14, 2007

Central Ohio residents are preparing for the second major snowfall of the season… and so are utility crews.

Proposed Tunnel System Would Reduce Columbus Water Pollution

12:00AM
November
15, 2007

Under pressure from the Ohio EPA, the City of Columbus is planning to build a tunnel system to handle surges in storm water runoff.

Authorities Investigate Nelsonville, OH Sewer Explosion

A workman checks for debris in Nelsonville's storm water sewer system, damagaed by an explosion Saturday evening
12:00AM
February 26, 2007

Authorities in Nelsonville are still investigating a Saturday night explosion that forced the evacuation of 60 homes in the Athens County community. No one was injured. The driver of a Jeep skidded off a city street and gasoline spread through the city’s storm water drainage system.