Logan County Public Safety Services Tornado Response


The Logan County Emergency Management Agency, Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Russells Point Police Department, Washington Township Police Department, Indian Joint Fire District, Lakeview Fire Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and additional safety service partners continue to assist the greater Indian Lake community following the March 14 tornado.

Logan County Emergency Management Agency

The Logan County EMA continues to coordinate with utility providers to restore electric, gas, and cell services to those affected in the greater Indian Lake community.

Debris management is being addressed with several drop-off locations accepting various types of debris. Follow Logan County EMA on Facebook to view the drop-off locations, times, and types of debris being accepted.

Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Russells Point Police Department, Washington Township Police Department

Law enforcement officers continue to focus on safety and security in the areas of Moundwood, Waterbury, Orchard Island, Russells Point, Midway, and Lakeview as recovery efforts continue. Law enforcement personnel will remain on patrol 24 hours a day in residential and business areas by vehicle and on foot to deter those who want to take advantage of residents as they heal. We want to remind people to be vigilant of scams and report them to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Portable street lights will remain in operation from dusk to dawn to illuminate the areas of the Geiger Home Trailer Park, Midway, Orchard Island, and the area of Westview Street in Russell Point. Road closures and detours remain in place as crews work to clear debris and open up roadways. Efforts are underway to open U.S. 33 within the coming days to alleviate congestion on secondary roadways. Motorists are also reminded to drive with caution as several traffic signals and traffic signs have been damaged or not in operation. Additionally, motorists should be mindful of school buses, as school has resumed.

Indian Joint Fire District, Lakeview Fire Department, Indian Lake EMS Joint Ambulance District

Fire and EMS personnel continue to answer calls for service. To avoid a potential fire, the public is asked to not burn debris and to utilize sanctioned dump sites to discard materials.

Miscellaneous Information

A Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) has been established at 337 East Main Street, Russells Point, and at 165 E. Lake Street, Lakeview, where information on county, local government, and community resources can be obtained. Donations of building materials can be dropped off at the Russells Point Municipal Building, 433 State Route 708, Russells Point, and all other donations can be taken to the Indian Lake Community Church, 120 Orchard Island Road, Russells Point. Monetary donations can be made to the United Way of Logan County at uwlogan.org.

The Mental Health, Drug, and Alcohol Services Board of Logan and Champaign Counties is partnering with TCN Behavioral Health and area faith-based organizations to provide NO COST counseling services to those impacted by the natural disaster in the Indian Lake region.

Homegrown Yoga – At the Lake
315 E Main Street
Russells Point, Ohio 43311

Wednesday, March 27th, -12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday, March 29th, – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday, April 1st, -12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 3rd, – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday, April 5th, -2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Shuttle service will be provided between Lakeview and the Support Center. If you have specific transportation needs, please call Tam at 937-539-3351.
If you need immediate support, are feeling anxious, or simply need an opportunity to de-brief with someone outside the support drop-in center hours, please call 988.

The public is asked to call 911 for emergencies and utilize the Logan County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch phone number at (937) 592-5731 for non-emergencies.

Updates will continue to be provided to media partners and on the Logan County EMA, Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Russells Point PD, Washington Township Police Department, Indian Joint Fire District, Lakeview Fire Department – Fireman’s Club, and Indian Lake EMS Joint Ambulance District Facebook pages.