Gov. Tomblin declares state of emergency after storms
July 2, 2012 ·
Severe storms across the state have left thousands of West Virginians without power, and the governor is calling a state of emergency.
Weekend storms left more than two million people in the eastern United States without power, including as many as 500,000 West Virginians in 27 counties.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency for the entire state.
People without power are advised to stay cool and drink plenty of water.
The elderly and others susceptible to extreme heat are asked to move to an air conditioned location.
All West Virginians are urged to check in on friends and neighbors who may need assistance, and to call 911 in the event of emergency.