Monday, May 20 2013 7:23 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:23:00 GMT
Nearly three-dozen people will needed to be tested after a former high school student in Charlotte tested positive for Tuberculosis (TB). According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg school officials, a formerMore >>
Nearly three-dozen people will needed to be tested after a former high school student in Charlotte tested positive for Tuberculosis (TB).More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Governor John Kasich deployed Ohio National Guard units to southern Ohio to help expedite clean-up efforts after last Friday's tornados and severe storms. On Saturday, the governor declared a State of Emergency for Clermont County and dispatched crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation to help local officials with debris removal efforts.
Additionally, after Clermont County officials' report Monday morning of 98 destroyed or severely damaged homes, the governor has asked federal inspectors to determine if affected families are eligible for federal relief programs or low-interest loans. Federal inspectors pledged to begin within 24 hours.
"The National Guard will be an important boost to ODOT crews and local efforts and allow us to speed-up debris removal so communities and families can begin getting their lives back together. Southern Ohio experienced intense damage that I saw firsthand on Saturday when I inspected the area and issued a State of Emergency. Hopefully we can get a quick answer from the federal inspectors on what additional resources might be available to help people begin recovering," said Kasich.
Families with storm damage needs seeking immediate assistance should call:
Adams County Emergency Management Agency: 937-544-6123
Brown County Emergency Management Agency: 937-378-5100
Clermont County Emergency Management Agency: 513-732-7661
Scioto County Emergency Management Agency: 740-355-8300