Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
The Clermont County General Health District will offer free tetanus vaccinations to those Clermont citizens impacted by the March 2, 2012 storms.
The vaccine will be available on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Point Isabel Fire Station in Washington Township, located at 2817 SR 743 from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., and in the Village of Moscow, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. (at this location, vaccines will be given from a mobile unit throughout the village).
Tornado cleanup efforts can be hazardous, and citizens should be aware of the risks involved. Among these risks are cuts, scrapes, and puncture wounds, which may lead to tetanus. Tetanus is caused by a toxin produced by bacteria that can be found in soil. Symptoms can occur from 3 to 21 days after an injury; symptoms may include spasms of jaw muscles, neck stiffness, difficulty swallowing, and stiffness of abdominal muscles. Other signs may include fever, sweating, elevated blood pressure, and rapid heart rate. Tetanus is fatal in about 10 percent of reported cases.
There is no cure for tetanus; however, infection can be prevented through immunization.
Due to the current vaccine cost and availability, the vaccine is only being offered to residents impacted by the tornadoes. Disaster responders should contact their healthcare provider to obtain a vaccination. For more information, call the Clermont General Health District Nursing Division at 513-735-8400.