July 5: Columbus Grove Residents…AEP has advised they will be shutting down electricity to Columbus Grove at approx 5:00am Friday July 6 for 1-1/2 to 2 hours so that the power lines on St Rt 65 from Columbus to Ottawa can be brought online.
July 4: A Cooling Station is open at the Continental Conservation Club at 20519 Road E. Drinking water is also available. The Cooling Station is open from 10:00am – 7:00pm.
July 3: Follow the link to see the Paulding Putnam Electric Outage Report. If you are a PPEC customer and have questions about your service the number to reach them at is 1-800-686-2357. Click here to view it.
July 3: The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is making disaster assistance available to low-income families, elderly and those with disabilities that were hit by the severe storm. If you need assistance, contact the county Department of Job and Family Services to see if you may qualify. 1 (877) 852-0010.
July 3: The President Declares Disaster for Ohio. Read the release here.
July 3: From the Office of Public Safety: An aerial tour of the damage from the June 29 Severe Weather Event here.
July 3: From the Office of Public Safety: A note from your villages: Belmore– all streets are open, No power; Columbus Grove– town is locked down, push brush into streets for grinding- this process is going well, Power west of SR 65 however some downed lines have been energized- TREAT ALL DOWNED LINES AS LIVE, Dump site is full- please use Grain Elevator; Continental- NO walking in areas with lines down- TREAT ALL DOWNED LINES AS LIVE, Do NOT water your lawns/flowers, No power; Dupont– all steets open;Glandorf is stable, poles still down, dumpster is available at Tile Mill for spoiled food- must be bagged; Miller City- The Fire Station/Town Hall has been opened for residents to escape the heat; Ottawa– working on clean-up- town should be 90% cleaned by end of day Tuesday, brush is being accepted at the Village Garage (N. Defiance St) for ANY Putnam County resident, Street crews will work 8 hour shifts Thursday and Friday- they will NOT be working July 4th; Drinking water is available to ANY county resident at the County Garage- bring your own container; Pandora– all roads open, brush grinding begins Monday, 75-80% of village has power.
July 3: The Sheriff’s Office has been advised by the office of Putnam County Auditor Robert Benroth that if you suffered property damage in the June 29 severe weather event you may be able to claim up to 75% of the damage amount against your real estate value. We are passing this information along as a public service. If you have questions about this or to see if perhaps you may qualify please either visit the Auditor’s Office at Suite 201 in the Putnam County Courthouse or call them at 419-523-6686.
July 2: The staff at the Putnam County Courthouse advise that the courthouse and offices located there are closed until power is restored in Ottawa.
July 1: At 10:30 this morning AEP reported they anticipate service restored to at least 90% in Putnam County by midnight July 7. Areas will be restored as they can be brought online. The link to the announcement is here.
July 1: We ask that you invite all of your Facebook friends to “Like” our Sheriff’s Office Page. This event has demonstrated that when a crisis hits and other forms of communication might be limited or unavailable that we are able to still get critical information out to the public through Facebook. The more people that are aware of this page and “Like” it, the more people we can keep informed. Let’s get the word out! www.facebook.com/PutnamSheriffOhio
July 1: Photos of storm damage submitted to Putnam County Office of Public Safety by county residents. Click here. All storm related photo albums are here. County residents may email storm damage pictures with a brief description and location to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 30: Putnam County residents in need of drinking water may go to Trinity United Methodist Church in Ottawa at 137 North Pratt Street. Residents may also call the Disaster Information Line at 419-538-7001.
June 30: Don’t be a victim! Please verify any unknown contractors through the Better Business Bureau prior to entering any verbal or written contracts. If you are approached by any unknown individual(s) about repair work and are unsure of the situation, call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 419-523-3208 for assistance.
June 30: Putnam County Red Cross Meal Locations: Ottawa Trinity Methodist Church 11:30am – 1pm and 4:30pm – 5pm; Ft Jennings Old School Parking Lot 12:30pm – 1pm and 5:30pm – 6pm; Columbus Grove West Fire Station 12:30 – 1pm and 5:30pm – 6pm. Locations are open for the next 3-5 days or as power returns.
June 30: Putnam County American Red Cross Meal locations here.
June 30: Ohio Governor John Kasich declares statewide State of Emergency. Read the announcement here.
June 30: Sheriff James Beutler reminds all residents that it will take time to get through this disaster and to have power restored. Please check on neighbors, especially the elderly. Check on them regularly. More heat is coming next and without power health issues can become more severe. Together we will get through this. In any emergency call the Sheriff’s Office at 9-1-1 or 419-523-3208.
June 30: The Putnam County Emergency Management Agency Disaster Information Line is operational. The number is 419-538-7001. In any emergency remember to call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 9-1-1 or 419-523-3208.
June 30: Latest AEP Power outage map here.
June 30: This information is shared from the Putnam County Office of Public Safety: Disaster Alert Update! 9 am June 30- MANY roads impassible, county without power for 2-5 days. Red Cross: shelter NOT open in the county due power outage…nearest location: Hancock County Agency on Aging, 339 East Melrose Ave, Findlay; hot meals at Ottawa Trinity UMC 11:30-12p and 4:30-5p, Ft. Jennings Old Gym parking lot 12:30-1p and 5:30-6p and Cols Grove West Fire Station 12:30-1p and 5:30-6p. See www.pcops.org for road closure listing and more information. That site will be updated every few hours as more information becomes available.
June 30: Disaster Alert! Assume all downed utility lines are energized power lines. Do not attempt to touch or move any downed utility line. If in doubt, STAY CLEAR and always call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office for assistance.
June 30: Disaster Alert! Putnam County residents needing disaster/emergency assistance may call the Red Cross Disaster Assistance Line at 419-233-4059. The Red Cross is providing Emergency Shelter in Findlay and will help arrange transportation if needed. Beginning Saturday the Red Cross will begin to provide meals at Shelter Sites that will be announced at locations around Putnam County. Check back here or call the Disaster Assistance Line for more information. Road closure information from PCOPS here.
June 29: Disaster Alert! Many Putnam County Roads are still not passable and/or closed. Assume every roadway contains road obstructions and proceed with caution. Do Not Drive on Closed Roadways! Disaster Alert! Sheriff Jim Beutler and Putnam County EMA advise that American Electric Power is stating it could be 2 – 5 days before power is fully restored in Putnam County. Putnam County Emergency management Agency is establishing an information line that will be active on June 30. The number will be posted here as soon as it is available.
June 29: Disaster Alert! Sheriff Jim Beutler and Putnam County EMA advise that American Electric Power is stating it could be 2 – 5 days before power is fully restored in Putnam County. Putnam County Emergency management Agency is establishing an information line that will be active on June 30. The number will be posted here as soon as it is available.
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