Sen. Manchin tours storm affected areas
Sen Joe Manchin
July 3, 2012 ·
Sen. Joe Manchin toured Fayette County and other affected areas Tuesday. He’s urging all state residents to look after one another as the cleanup continues.
It’s been almost a week but thousands of West Virginia families still don’t have power in their homes.
Sen. Manchin visited some of the areas hit the hardest, like Fayette County, where almost the entire county lost service because of the storm.
Manchin says at this time, it’s important for West Virginians who have had power restored to be there for those that don’t.
"If you know somebody that’s in need, if you have electricity, if you can take somebody in, if you can help them, even offer to let them take a shower, you’d be surprised it’s the little things right now that make a difference," he said.
Manchin says he’s spoken with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, so water and generators can be sent to the state, with help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.