Created on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 Written by REUBEN MEES
Logan County officials were prepared to open warming centers or shelters in response to the severe low temperatures, but no such need arose.
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Over the two days the cold front moved across Ohio, weather observers at Bellefontaine Wastewater Treatment Plant recorded a high temperature of -3 degrees Monday that dropped to -13 degrees overnight into Tuesday.
Temperatures had warmed to 12 degrees by Tuesday afternoon and dropped to a low of -10 degrees early today. By 8:30 a.m. today, the temperatures were back to 9 degrees, weather observers report.
But no emergency situations were reported over the two-day period, Logan County Emergency Management Agency Director Helen Norris said.
“As far as this particular incident I had reached out to Dayton Power and Light’s (regional representative) and asked him to notify of any outages that were going to last more than two hours because if so, it could have been a dangerous situation,” she said.
“The Red Cross had a warming center we could have opened and our disaster action team was on standby.”
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