WV Governor Tomblin's Weather Emergency Update

Updated 7 years ago Special to HNN From a Gov. Tomblin Press Statement
CHARLESTON, W.Va. –Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by West Virginia National Guard Major General James A. Hoyer, today provided an update on the state’s storm response. 

    “We are making great progress in clearing our roadways, but we continue to be faced with new challenges as the storm continues to affect the Mountain State. In the higher elevations, over three feet of snow has fallen—with snow continuing to fall in much of the state,” Gov. Tomblin said. “I urge all West Virginians to please be patient as we work to clear our roads and restore our utilities—our crews are working as quickly as possible.” 


    There are approximately 270,000 customers experiencing power outages. Throughout the state, a total of 26 shelters are open in Berkeley, Greenbrier, Jefferson, Kanawha, Monongalia, Morgan, Nicholas, Preston, Raleigh, Randolph, Upshur and Wyoming counties. FEMA is bringing in 700,000 meals and 1.4 million liters of water that will be distributed across the state. 

    We continue to coordinate our response efforts with local and federal officials. National Guard troops are working with county emergency offices. Community assessment teams are going door to door to check on state residents. West Virginians should call 911 if they have an emergency. Gov. Tomblin asks West Virginians to check on their neighbors and take care of one another. 

    Additional storm updates are available online at www.governor.wv.gov or https://twitter.com/wvgov.
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