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Emergency Operations Center

Nancy J. Dragani, Executive Director Emergency Management Agency

2855 W. Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43235




John R. Kasich, Governor


Ohio Emergency Management Agency

SUBJECT: Statewide Severe Weather ? June 29, 2012


July 2, 2012

Information in this Situation Report is current as of 5:00p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012.

In response to the "Statewide Severe Weather ? June 29, 2012" event, the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Assessment Room was activated at Crisis Action Level 1 (CAS-1) on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. and elevated to CAS-2 at 7:00 a.m. (opening Operations Room and Joint Information Center) on Saturday, June 30, 2012.

CAS-2 briefings were held at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. today. The next CAS-2 briefing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3.

This is the third Situation Report for this incident. The SEOC Assessment Room will be staffed 24 hours until further notice to monitor the current event.


A70-year-old female is reported as a confirmed fatality in Muskingum County due to a barn collapse.

Two unconfirmed fatalities involving two separate motorcycle accidents precipitated by the storm have been reported; one in Clark County and one in Allen County.


A line of fast-moving, severe thunderstorms with powerful winds swept across the state from west to east late in the afternoon of Friday, June 29, 2012, leaving widespread damage, downed utility poles and electrical wires, and hundreds of thousands without power. National Weather Service reported winds up to 80 miles per hour during the height of the storm system. There is the potential for scattered storms and systems over the next several days.

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Extreme heat combined with prolonged power outages has created a great concern for Ohio's residents, especially our elderly and medically fragile populations. The SEOC continues to monitor conditions, and coordinate statewide response, working with state, local and federal partners.

As of 3:00p.m., there were 488,500 homes and businesses without power throughout the state, down from 578,326 outages from yesterday's report.

State-level agencies are responding to open missions related to debris removal, water/ice, and generators.


Federal ? A Federal Emergency Declaration was received at 8:02p.m. on June 30, 2012. Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent federal funding. This assistance is for all 88 counties in the State of Ohio.

State ? Governor Kasich issued a statewide declaration on Saturday, June 30.

County (25) ? Allen, Athens, Clark, Coshocton, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Hancock, Highland, Hocking, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Meigs, Monroe, Noble, Paulding, Perry, Putnam, Ross, Union, Van Wert, Washington and Wyandot.

Local (8) ? Village of Ottawa & Columbus Grove (Putnam County) Village of Roseville & Shawnee (Perry County) Village of Benton Ridge (Hancock County) Village of Aberdeen (Brown County) City of Bellefontaine (Logan County) City of Gahanna (Franklin County)


Weather Forecast

Thunderstorm Potential: Widely scattered thunderstorms possible across the region late Monday afternoon and evening, July 2nd. The chance of thunderstorms will continue across the region Tuesday through Wednesday, July 4th. An isolated severe thunderstorm is possible this evening, July 2nd. However, the chance for severe thunderstorms increases Tuesday through Wednesday, July 4th. Main threat over the next the days is for damaging winds, with a lesser chance for large hail.

Heat: Hot and humid weather will continue through Wednesday resulting in continued elevated heat index values. Air temperatures in the mid 90s, are expected through Wednesday, July 4th. Heat indices up to 100 degrees or so are expected to continue for SE and E Central Indiana, most of the southern half of Ohio, and northern Kentucky through Wednesday. Hot and humid weather is expected to persist through Wednesday. Until the widespread power outages have been reduced

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significantly, Heat Advisories may be issued based on impact and not heat index criteria alone for the southern half of Ohio, SE Indiana, and northern Kentucky.

Drought: Longer term dryness now leading to "Agricultural Drought" conditions across much of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Indiana/western KY, and western OH seeing the worst conditions but all areas have been deteriorating rapidly. Areas of "Moderate Drought" have expanded rapidly and "Severe Drought" also expanded from Indiana and western Kentucky eastward. Municipality burn ban/restrictions and fire potential should continue to be monitored, especially with the upcoming July 4th holiday. Transient clusters of storms will locally improve conditions for certain areas, but heavy/widespread rains that would have impact on larger scale drought issues not currently anticipated.

Fire Danger: Dangerous fire weather conditions can come with drought conditions. The region has seen an increase in humidity and decrease in winds since late last week. Wildfire growth conditions should have decreased since last Thursday. Winds will increase again by Wednesday, July 4th. Very dry fine fuels (grasses and shrubs/brush) are expected to continue to be receptive to burning. Many counties/cities/townships have instituted burn bans across Indiana, western Ohio, and parts of Kentucky. This threat for small fires will likely be a daily issue until substantial rain returns to the region.


ESF 1 ? Transportation

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)

ODOT continues to restore roadways as power lines are removed. There are two state routes closed due to debris. See for the latest information.

ODOT completed a transport mission for water (18 pallets) from DSCC in Franklin County to the Knox County area. There is another transport mission to Vinton County.

ESF 2 ? Communications

MARCS There are now only 8 voice sites awaiting TELCO repair (earlier today There were15 sites awaiting repair). Those voice sites are: Five Points, Bradner, Pedro, Rarden, Union Furnace, Athens, White Eyes, Zanesville South.

These 8 sites are available for local radio use only due to the TELCO outage. They cannot be used for communicating out of the range of the tower. Generator fuel top-offs were ordered earlier today for any site that has run any period of time during this event (June 29 thru today) and fuel providers have been reporting delivery confirmation via phone.

There are 57 towers running on generator.

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911 Centers Report All 911 centers are operational.

General Information A report of critical telephone circuits was sent by the ESF 2 desk to the National Communications System and the FCC for assistance in expediting restoration.

Amateur radio volunteers set up a radio net in Ohio from the SEOC. A relay was conducted from Columbus to Jackson to Ironton to provide an information path.

The National Weather Service transmitter in Otway, Ohio is down. This affects south central Ohio. Restoration of phone and power to the site will be necessary to bring it back online.

ESF 3 ? Engineering and Public Works

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)

ODOT is involved with conducting or supporting six debris removal missions.

Licking County ? 3 crews/ 23 people, all roads open, trucks, saws, bucket truck, skid steers. Power restored to facility. 1 Outpost power restored, 2 Outpost does not have emergency power.

Logan County will be assisting the City of Bellefontaine with debris removal. ODOT is providing Bellefontaine with 1 bucket truck, 1 dump truck with chipper, 1 end loader, 4 dump trucks and 13 employees.

Richland County Belleville ? ODOT completed the mission this afternoon. Utilized 3 dumps, 8 chippers, 10 crew members and hauled 9 loads of debris.

Hancock County City of Findlay ? Currently ODOT has 3 loaders, 2 skid loaders, 1 track-hoe w/grapple bucket and 9 trucks to haul and18 ODOT personnel operating and gathering brush.

Allen County Lima ? Currently ODOT has 1 loader and 2 dumps and 3 operators.

Van Wert Ohio City ? Currently ODOT has 1 back-hoe, 1 loader, 4 dumps and 10 ODOT personnel to operate and gather brush

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) ESF-3 has reached out to State Parks, State Wildlife Areas, State Natural Areas and State Forests to see if there is a need for Corrections assistance on debris removal.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA)

Public Drinking Water: Ohio EPA continues to monitor Public Water Supplies (PWS) with a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in SEOC. We did reach out through County EMAs on the Director's call today at 1:00p.m., reminding them that any PWS issues be identified to us through the field desk. We provided an

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update to the list of PWSs with boil alerts (facilities where at least a portion of their distribution system lost pressure). These will be in effect until samples are analyzed to demonstrate that water is safe for consumption. This list was also provided to ESF-8 desk to advise local health districts.

Debris Management: Ohio EPA also reached out to County EMAs on the Director's call, reminding them that technical assistance and support on debris missions, including on-site support for siting temporary debris management sites in affected counties where necessary. Otherwise, Ohio EPA continues to coordinate with ESF-3 partners on debris missions as needed.

ESF 6 ? Mass Care

Shelter Status Update (As of 1:00p.m.)

There were 10 shelters open reporting 210 overnight stays last night.





Forest Park Methodist Church



First Church of Christ



Cross Roads Event Center (First UMC)



City Park Armory



Hancock County Agency on Aging



Central Elementary



Cherry Valley Elementary



Waverly City Schools



Shawnee State University


Van Wert

Van Wert High School


Population 5 5 33 1 53 28 22 3 15 45

4 shelters are reporting as stand-by/alert status.




Vineyard Church


Peace Lutheran Church


Marion County Red Cross


Crooksville High School

Status Stand-by/Alert Stand-by/Alert Stand-by/Alert Stand-by/Alert

35 cooling centers are currently reported as open with varying hours of operation.




Old Jail Facility


Wilmington Municipal Building


Coshocton Red Cross


Tri-Village Rescue


EUM Church


Fairfield Red Cross


John Bishop Park


Dodge Recreation Center


Far East Recreation Center


Gahanna Senior Center


Gallia County Senior Center


Cambridge Senior Center


City Park Armory

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Hocking Knox Knox Knox Licking Licking Logan Marion Montgomery Morgan Morrow Muskingum Muskingum Muskingum Pickaway Pickaway Ross Vinton Warren Washington Washington Washington

Laurelville Church of God Kenyon Athletic Complex Fredericktown Presbyterian Church Mt. Vernon Fire Department Licking County Aging Center West Licking Fire District Solid Waste District Office Marion Red Cross Fairhaven Church Morgan County Senior Center Morrow County Senior Center Christ's Table Salvation Army Muskingum County Center for Seniors Ross County Red Cross Ashville Public Library Ross County Red Cross Vinton County Middle School Mason Community Center New Matamoras Elem. School Waterford High School Lookout Park

American Red Cross Feeding Updates More reports will be available tomorrow on feeding: Athens - 60 water, 55 snack Vinton - 36 water, 25 soda, 17 snack Perry - 30 subway meals Hocking - 16 meals Licking - 500 meals Coshocton - 80 meals, 60 snacks

Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) ODA is working with Ohio National Guard on the Knock & Talk, checking on elderly during the event. They are mobilizing students to assist as well. This is part of the Wellness Checks. ODA is focusing on western and southeast to meet needs.

The Salvation Army Coshocton The Salvation Army Corps located at 219 N. 4th Street, Coshocton, OH has taken in 3 assisted living homes. A total of 25 residents with staff stayed during the day on Sunday and three critical persons stayed overnight.

Marietta The Salvation Army located at 136 Front St., Marietta, Ohio served 195 meals on Sunday. They will continue to serve food to the community on Monday, July 2.

Newark The Salvation Army facility at 250 East Main St., Newark, Ohio is operating with their own built -

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