|Emergency personnel examining an accident scene|
|A house severely damaged by a storm|
|A logjam, probably sometime during the 1990's|
|Unidentified rescuers, saving one of Man's Best Friends after a flood|
|Helping a woman leave her home (persons and location are unidentified)|
In wartime, Licking Countians have participated in preparedness programs in case enemy forces became active in the area. During World War II, civilians throughout the United States served regular shifts as aircraft spotters, watching the skies in case enemy airplanes intruded. Civil defense activities continued during the Cold War, when the nation faced threats of nuclear and other forms of attack. Buildings such as the Licking County Courthouse and the Tuberculosis Sanitorium were designated as fallout shelters.
|Illustration from a 1956 civil defense guidebook entitled"Home Protection Exercises: A Family Action Program"|
|Sticker indicating a civil defense unit|
The Records & Archives Department unfortunately does not have material associated with earlier disasters such as the 1825 tornado, but information about 19th- and 20th-Century events can be found in published county histories and old newspaper articles. To help us identify photographs, or to generally view our late-20th century EMA materials, please contact us at tel. 740-670-5121.