Some West Virginians spend night without power or water
October 31, 2012 ·
The town of Oceana in Wyoming County was without water on Tuesday morning.
Director of Wyoming County Emergency Services, Dean Meadows say power restoration in the town of Pineville has helped the county. Grocery stores such as Fast Check, and Save-A-Lot as well as the Little General, 7-11 and the Speedway opened back up on Tuesday in Pineville.
Meadows says this gives residents a place to stock up on food and water if needed.
He says while most power in the Pineville and Oceana has been restored, the water plant in Oceana did not have power Tuesday morning.
The businesses in town can’t open because they don’t have water.
With more than 7,000 residents without two shelters remain open in Wyoming County.
Meadows says Cook Memorial Baptist Church in Pineville is open and the Oceana City Hall is also serving as a shelter. He says about 21 people stayed at the city hall building which is rare.
A tree fell at the Jan Care Station in Mullens. The station has been repositioned at the Mullens Volunteer Fire department.
Fayette County shelter is still open in Fayetteville Church of God. This is a full service shelter.
Director in Fayette County says in many places power crews are still doing assessments. Some places in higher elevations did see 2 feet of snow and branches continue to break.
That snow is still blocking some of AEP’s equipment and lines.
So like most places in Southern West Virginia they are looking for warmer temperatures but worry the melted snow could create more outages.
In Boone County shelters remain open at the Fountain of Life Church at Rock Creek. Warming stations are setup at the Van and Racine Fire Departments.