Officials Assess Damage in Wyoming County

Local - 11/2/2012 5:46 PM
State leaders continue to get a sense of the devastation from this week's snow storm.

Governor Tomblin and Senator Manchin were among those touring Wyoming County on Friday.  Emergency personnel updated them on their status and the problems they're still facing.  Among them is a lack of water in oceana, which is keeping businesses and schools from opening.

"It makes it difficult for the town to help folks who want to come into town and use their services.  Without water, businesses can't open, you can't open schools, plus the dialysis center is struggling without water," says Dean Meadows of the Wyoming County 911 Center.  "It's a difficult situation."

More than 43% of Wyoming County is still without power as of 5:00 PM Friday.  Meadows expects power is fully restored to the county over the weekend.

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