Contaminated Water Prompts State of Emergency in 9 WV Counties PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara RogersThomas   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 22:11

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin this evening issued a State of Emergency for Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, and Roane counties. This declaration follows a notice from West Virginia American Water Company that its water supply had become contaminated. Residents served by Lincoln PSD, Queen Shoals PSD, Reamer PSD, City of Culloden PSD, and City of Hurricane PSD are also affected.

     “West Virginians in the affected service areas are urged NOT to use tap water for drinking, cooking, washing or bathing,” Gov. Tomblin said. “Right now, our priorities are our hospitals, nursing homes, and schools. I’ve been working with our National Guard and Office of Emergency Services in an effort to provide water and supplies through the county emergency services offices as quickly as possible.”

Comments (2)
List of Needs
Kara RogersThomas
Sunday, 12 January 2014 08:20
The FEMA distribution site in Cumberland and Frederick have sent water. And some local organizations and individuals are collecting water to deliver the impacted counties. Contact Joshua Hershey 240-920-9774 if you'd like to donate. He's planning another trip on Monday if the need remains. This is the list one local collector received--`12 List of NEEDS!
WATER preferable in portable containers. Gallon jugs works best.
Baby wipes .. no one has showered in days!
paper plates, cups, plastic forks, spoons, and knifes.
containers to hold water is also useful. CLEAN 5 gallon buckets to catch water in for instance helps a great deal as long as it raining.

Van and Wharton Fire departments is the worst of the dire needs that I see.

We are at the END of line for deliveries and are getting single pallets of water at a time.

The local fire departments are where they are taking and distributing these items.

Van Fire Department is 304 245 8436 45 Sidney Street Van WV 25206

Wharton Fire Departments is 304 247 6586 35279 Pond Fork Road Wharton WV

People are running out tanks of gas trying to chase down water.
More opportunities to contribute.
Kara RogersThomas
Sunday, 12 January 2014 12:12
Drop off Locations in Keyser and Ft Ashby include:

Keyser Assembly of God Church (located next to Walmart) from 9am-5pm
Howell Automotive (Delegate Gary Howell) 9am-5pm
Mineral County Sheriff's Office
Georges Tune Up

Ft Ashby location is Waynes Meat Market (during business hours)
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