Delaware County Ohio School Closings and Delays Thursday January 8, 2015.


Complete listing of Delaware County Ohio School Vlosings

Updated Wednesday January 7, 2015 9:48 pm.

Closed Schools

Big Walnut Schools
Buckeye Valley Schools
Delaware Christian School
Delaware City Schools
Delaware Area Career Center
Olentangy Schools
Village Academy
Westerville City Schools


List of Delaware County School Closings – January 6, 2015


Updated Tuesday January 6, 2015 6:23 am.

Delaware County Snow Level Emergency: 1

Closed Schools

Big Walnut Schools
Buckeye Valley Schools
Delaware Christian School
Delaware City Schools
Delaware Area Career Center
Olentangy Schools
Village Academy
Westerville City Schools


Franklin University will delay opening its Central Ohio locations to 10 a.m.


Lightning Pictures from June 23, 2014 storms.

Photo’s taken from the North West side of Delaware, Ohio Monday June 23, 2014 between 10:00 pm and 11:15 facing East.

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April Showers


In Delaware the birds are chirping, the flowers are budding, and the storms are brewing.

If you live in the area you probably already know that flooding, high winds, and power outages aren’t a rarity.

According to the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program)flooding is the #1 natural disaster in the United states. From 2008-2012 the average flood claim was nearly 42,000 dollars. So what can you do to stay safe and dry this spring?

There are many simple things you can do to prevent flooding in your home and yard. Keeping your gutters clean and making sure downspouts are a good distance away from the foundation of your house is one of them. Ideally the pipes should move the water 10 feet from your foundation to ensure that it isn’t just soaked into the houses structure. Mold from flooding can cause long term health problems for you and your family.

Many people with basements experience flooding. Most have sump pumps installed that run off of electricity. But when the sump pump is overworking, or the electricity is out, the basement can start to flood. A easy fix to this is to buy a battery operated sump pump just in case. It’s also good idea to avoid using large amounts of water while there is heavy rain.

Lastly, every house should have a emergency kit and an evacuation plan. The following is a list of what a emergency kit should include. You can also make your own using other materials to fit the needs of your family.

  • Hand crank or battery operated NOAA weather radio (usually includes a phone charger and flashlight)

  • A waterproof or heavy duty flashlight

  • First aid kit

  • 3-5 day supply of water

  • A list of emergency contacts

  • Non-perishable foods

Stay high and dry because it’s finally spring!


Early Morning Tornado Sirens and Power Outages Welcome Delaware County To Winter Meltdown

Shortly after 1 am, Friday February 21, 2014 the Delaware County Tornado sirens pierced through the night silence. As quickly as they went of, the National Weather Service canceled the tornado warnings. By 1:09 am, everything went back to normal, almost.

By 1:15 am, readers on Facebook and Twitter started reporting poweroutages on the Eastside of Delaware, and North part of the county. Areas served by AEP Ohio and Consolidated Electric Cooperative. AEP Ohio with just over 100 customers, Consolidated Electric Cooperative with 3339 customers in the Delaware County Area. Both electric companies state that they have crews working on the outages.

The Delaware County Emergency Management Agency released the following statement through Twitter: “Delaware County EMA continues to monitor the weather situation. If you experience a life safety or property emergency call 9-1-1.”

Updated 2:39 am 2/21/14

AEP Ohio and Consolidated Electric websites report no current outages for Delaware County Ohio.


Delaware County School, Business, & Organization Closings & Delays for Monday January 27, 2014.

Updated Monday, January 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm.

Statement from Delaware County Sheriff’s Office:

“As of 12:01 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, all snow levels have been lifted for Delaware County. While the majority of roadways are clear, there are still some side roads, bridges, overpasses, etc. that have drifting snow or slush. As the temperature drops throughout the day and overnight, there is potential for ice. Please use caution (i.e.: slow down) when driving. Thank you!”

Statment released by Sheriff Russell Martin @5:15 am via Twitter “Crews have worked hard through the night to maintain major roads but battling winds. Drive carefully if you must still at a 2.”

List of schools, businesses, clubs, and organizations closed or delayed on Monday January 26, 2014 in Delaware County Ohio:

1 Hour Delay

  •  Delaware General Health District 

2 Hour Delays:


Cancelled / Closed


  • Big Walnut Schools
  • Buckeye Valley Schools
  • Delaware City Schools
  • Delaware Area Career Center
  • Methodist Theological School
  • Olentangy Local Schools
  • Saint Mary School
  • Village Academy
  • Polaris Christian Academy


  • Council for Older Adults Meals On Wheels


  • Delaware Vineyard FEED food pantry

To have your school, business, organization, or church put on this list please email us at


News release from Delaware County Emergency Management Agency


DATE: January 21, 2014

Delaware County

– A wind chill advisory is in effect from 5 PM this evening through 11 AM Wednesday

morning. As wind will combine with cold temperatures to create dangerously cold conditions, Delaware County EMA would like residents to be prepared by taking appropriate precautions:

Call 9-1-1 if you experience a power outage or loss of heat that can cause life-safety concerns.

If alternate heating sources, such as generator power and kerosene heaters, are being used, we ask that you do so safely and follow manufacture directions. Carbon monoxide poisoning and fire are very real dangers with the use of heaters and generators.

Watch for signs of frostbite. Symptoms include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in

extremities, such as ears, toes, fingers, and the tip of the nose. If you have any of these symptoms, seek medical help immediately.

Bring pets inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.

Delaware County is not planning on opening any shelters at this time

time, however, should the need arise, we  will coordinate with partner agencies such as 9-1-1 and Red Cross.

Delaware County EMA is your resource for Delaware County shelters and warming centers.  

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @delcoema for weather updates. Our YouTube channel has

preparedness and safety videos. On the web Twitter

 Facebook YouTube

Any questions may be directed to the Delaware County EMA at (740) 833-2180.

Power Outages and Warming Centers Located in Delaware County Ohio. January, 7, 2014.

Delaware County Emergency Management Agency ask that if you are having a life / safety emergency due to the cold or no power that you call 911.

Update 1/7/14 12:10 pm. AEP Ohio shows no power outages for their customers in the Delaware County Ohio geographical area.

The AEP Ohio website as of  Tuesday, January, 7 2013 11:14 am is showing 3225 county residents with out power in the Delaware County geographical area. Tweets and Facebook post from DelawareO readers suggest this is mostly in the Powell, Ohio area.

The City of Powell has advised that a warming station is open at the Liberty Township Fire Dept. Station 321, located at 7761 N. Liberty St., across from the YMCA for residents who are with out heat and power.

The following private and government organizations have informed us they have opened their doors for relief from the cold due to no heat.

Warming Station List:


  • Liberty Township Fire Dept, Station 321 7761 N. Liberty Street
  • Delaware County District Library, 460 S. Liberty Street, Powell, Ohio 614-888-9160

Orange Township:

  • Delaware County District Library, 7171 Gooding Boulevard (Off U.S. 23), Delaware. 740-549-2665.


  • Mingo Park, Off Lincoln Ave in Delaware.
  • Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter Street, Delaware. 740-362-3861
  • YMCA Delaware, 1121 S. Houk Road, Delaware. 740-203-3051
  • Saint Peters Episcopal Church, 45 W. Winter Street, Delaware.


  • Delaware County District Library, 75 N. Fourth Street, Ostrander. 740-666-1410.

Other resources of help

Helpline of Delaware and Morrow Counties also has a list of available resources. You can call them toll free at 1-800-684-2324, or dial 2-1-1.

If your organization is opening  their doors to those without power and/or heat in the Delaware County geographical area and would like to be included on this list, email us at Please include your address and other details.

Meals On Wheels will not be delivered Tuesday, January, 7 2014.

The Council for Older Adults, which serves senior citizens in the Delaware County Ohio geographical area,  has canceled all “Meals On Wheels” deliveries due to the inclement weather for Tuesday, January, 7 2014.





Update: Please Share, Delaware YMCA To Stay Open All Night Due To Power Outages.

Update: January, 7, 2014 8:13 pm.

The Delaware YMCA will be open again tonight as a warming station for anyone who may need relief from cold temperatures and / or power outages.

As of this update, the AEP Ohio website does not show any power outages in the Delaware County Ohio area.

 January, 6 2014 9:28 pm.

The AEP Ohio website as of 9:28 pm shows power is still out to over 990 residents in

YMCA Delaware is located at 1121 S Houk Road, Delaware, Ohio.

YMCA Delaware is located at 1121 S Houk Road, Delaware, Ohio.

the Delaware County Ohio geographical area.

DelawareO readers reporting via Twitter and Facebook that areas with out power are near Ostrander and Liberty Township.

Due to the sub freezing temperatures and double digit negative wind chills, the Delaware YMCA will be open all night offering shelter to those in need.  The Delaware YMCA is located  at 1121 S. Houk Rd. Staff can be reached at 740-203-3051.

In a phone call earlier this evening with Sean Miller, Director of the Delaware County Emergency Management Agency, Sean iterated if you’re having a life safety emergency due to the cold weather, you should call 911 immediately.