WV Governor Declares State Of Emergency

WOUB Staff Writer

Updated Sat, Jun 30, 2012 12:02 pm
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared a state of emergency following Friday night’s powerful storms.

An estimated 500,000 people are without power in W.Va. in at least 27 counties.

Daytime shelters are being set up for people without power.

In Kanawha County, shelters will open at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.

The locations are the Kanawha City Recreation Center, the King Center on Donnally Street and the North Charleston Recreation Center.

The American Red Cross will be setting up shelters in other areas. You can contact your local Red Cross shelter for more information.

In Ohio, there are currently more than 1 million power customers without electricity.