Saturday, June 30, 2012

Darke County Red Cross Opens Additional Cooling Centers due to extended Power Outages in Extreme Heat

DARKE COUNTY, OHIO June 30, 2012 — Storm damage abounds across Darke County and with temperatures climbing into the 90’s again this weekend the Darke County Red Cross is reaching out to their disaster partners to provide some much needed daytime relief to residents unable to manage in the weather with no power. Of note, the majority of Union City and New Madison are without power and two locations with be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm for residents to cool off and plug in, charging cells, oxygen regenerators and other critical items such as weather radios. These two locations are:

  • EUM Church on Franklin Street in Union City, OH
  • Tri-Village Rescue, behind the Dollar General, New Madison, OH

Additional cooling centers will be opened as needed. Residents effected by heat and humidity can also enjoy a break at their local libraries, park centers, and museums. If your home is without power and this is a health issue, you are advised to seek alternative arrangements until the power returns in your home, if staying home overnight creates a serious threat.

DPL advises residents to treat all fallen wires as if they were live, stay away and contact your power company. Never touch a power line, if in doubt, step away. Limbs, branches and lines are being removed as quickly as possible, but in some areas, this is a large operation. Drive cautiously and watch for obstructions.

The American Red Cross reminds everyone that when the temperature rises above 90-degrees, we are all at risk for heat-related illnesses. Symptoms include nausea, dizziness, flushed or pale skin, heavy sweating and headaches. Young children and the elderly are at the highest risk for heat-related illnesses. Also, remember not only your family, but check on elderly neighbors as well. Keep pets inside or in well shaded areas, with ample water supply.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Featured Posts

/* Track outbound links in Google Analytics */