Delaware County Schools on Delay, Friday January 9, 2015

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Updated Friday January 9, 2015 6:34 am.

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Schools on 1 Hour Delay

Delaware Area Career Center
Delaware Christian School

Schools on 2 hour delay

Big Walnut Schools
Buckeye Valley Schools
Delaware City Schools
Olentangy Schools

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

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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

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List of Delaware County School Closings – January 6, 2015

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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

Delays

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

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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.

Photo Rocky VanBrimmer - DelawareO.com

Photo Rocky VanBrimmer – DelawareO.com

Photo Rocky VanBrimmer - DelawareO.com

Photo Rocky VanBrimmer – DelawareO.com

Photo Rocky VanBrimmer - DelawareO.com

Photo Rocky VanBrimmer – DelawareO.com

Photo Rocky VanBrimmer - DelawareO.com

Photo Rocky VanBrimmer – DelawareO.com

April Showers

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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, DelawareO.com 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.

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FEED Food Pantry cancelled for Monday, January 27, 2014.

FEED (Food Pantry) Cancelled on Monday, January 27:
We regret to inform you that we have to cancel FEED night for tomorrow January 27.

In conversation, the leadership team at DCV has decided that the most loving and logical thing to do was to cancel the event. Temperatures are forecasted to be dangerously low, and even minimal exposure will be unsafe.

We understand that many of you will be concerned about our guests, and we assure you that we will be using every avenue of communication, including direct phone calls, to inform our guests of the cancellation. Please help us spread the word by sharing this on your social networks and informing those you can.

If you have already prepared food for the event, we ask that you freeze it for use in our next meal.

The food pantry will also be closed Tuesday January 29. The pantry WILL be open Thursday January 30, 10am-12pm. We are requesting that anyone who is available to volunteer then, please do so, as we expect numbers to be high.

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:

Powell:

  • 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.

Delaware: 

  • 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.

Ostrander:

  • 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.  www.HelpLineDelMor.com

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 info@DelawareO.com. 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.