Tim Gemind is the assistant fire chief in Bath Township.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
This is the third hurricane where Tim Gemind has aided in the relief efforts.
Katrina and Rita are the ladies of Tim Gemind's past. Better add Sandy to that list, too. Gemind, assistant fire chief for Bath Township, recently headed up to Long Island's Suffolk County as a part of Ohio's Emergency Management Assistance Compact "EMAC is a system that allows states to reach out to other states for resources," Gemind said. "On the Saturday before the storm hit (Oct. 27), emails came from New York and New Jersey with requests for help." The first deploy of an Ohio team was sent to the east coast and five days later, they requested back-up. Gemind headed to Long Island on Nov. 5. Stationed in a "situation room," Gemind answered calls for resources, such as a dump truck or ladder. It was his job to find out the availability…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Clinton is set to step in while President Barack Obama continues to focus on Hurricane Sandy.
Updated Oct. 31, 11:45 p.m. Bill Clinton is coming to Akron on Thursday to rally support for President Barack Obama. The former President will stump for Obama at 6 p.m. Thursday at the John S. Knight Center, located at 77 E. Mill St. in Akron, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Doors will open to the public at 4:30 p.m. Click here for tickets Clinton's forthcoming arrival comes a day after the cancellation of Obama's University of Akron rally. According to whitehouse.gov, the President decided to remain in Washington D.C. to monitor Hurricane Sandy, and help coordinate the federal response and relief effort. Tickets obtained for Obama's canceled event will be honored Thursday at the Knight Center. Obama will return to Northeast Ohio …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm earlier Tuesday.
After Hurricane Sandy pummeled the coast and caused hundreds of thousands of power outages in Northeast Ohio, the National Weather Service shortened our high wind warning, ending it at 1 p.m. today. A flood watch for all of Northeast Ohio is still in effect until this evening. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook School was cancelled today in Revere and Copley-Fairlawn and across the country, and, at its peak, more than 5,000 Bath Township households were without power. By 3:30 p.m., that number went down to 310, according to FirstEnergy. There were only a couple areas in Fairlawn where power went out. The only road closed in the Fairlawn-Bath area was Yellowcreek Road, said Bath Police Chief Michael McNeely. A large tree fell onto …
Northeast Ohio has felt some of Hurricane Sandy's wrath, but most of the damage was done on the East Coast.
From raging electrical fires, mass flooding and downed trees, Hurricane Sandy, now a tropical storm, definitely left her mark on the East Coast. Here's a roundup of some of the biggest stories coming out of our Patch sisters in the east.
Due to the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama has canceled Wednesday's Akron rally to focus on the storm.
President Barack Obama has canceled his campaign stop at the University of Akron on Wednesday. According to whitehouse.gov, the President will remain in Washington D.C. to monitor Hurricane Sandy, and help coordinate the federal response and relief effort. Stay tuned to Patch for updates on the President's campaign schedule as he's expected to return to Ohio before Election Day on Nov. 6.
The Salvation Army and American Red Cross branches in Ohio and nationally are poised to provide aid to those who need it, and you can help them do it.
Ohio has already been affected by the FrankenStorm, also known as Hurricane Sandy, but our neighbors to the east are getting hit much worse. And if you're safe and sound at home, you may feel compelled to do something to help them. There are many ways to help, we're just featuring two options in this story: American Red Cross and Salvation Army. When the electricity goes out and people need shelter, it's usually the American Red Cross that sets up those shelters in schools, churches or community centers. They provide cots to sleep on, food and a safe place to rest. Sunday, the Red Cross had already set up 112 shelters in nine states. That's just the beginning. But all that costs money and while the Red Cross was created by the U.S. …
Northeast Ohio will feel some of Hurricane Sandy's wrath, but most of the damage is being done on the East Coast.
Hurricane Sandy hit ground in New York City late Sunday and into early Monday morning, according to Carroll Gardens Patch on the east coast of New York. And this isn't even the heaviest part of the storm. Nearly all of NYC is shut down, including press agencies, city schools and colleges, public transportation and more. Residents are experiencing steady rainfall and wind gusts are expected to get up to 65 miles an hour today. So how are the East Coast Patches handling the storm? Here are some links to their "Frankenstorm" coverage:
Monday, October 29, 2012
Several Copley-Fairlawn parents got a cancelation phone call from the district Monday night.
Copley-Fairlawn Superintendent Brian Poe and Revere Superintendent Randy Boroff have canceled school for Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to several parents on Fairlawn-Bath Patch's Facebook page. One parent, who got reverse 411 calls, said school was canceled because Hurricane Sandy is expected to create wind gusts up to 70 mph. "If we're going to have sustained winds of 70 mph, it's not safe for our students who are walking, driving or being on a bus," Poe said. "The reason we did it so early is because we wanted parents to know as soon as possible to make arrangements and because we were confident we'd have the same forecast tomorrow morning."