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National Guard to Deliver Water to Affected Areas
WSAZ ^ | staff

Posted on 01/10/2014 6:52:02 AM PST by Morgana

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The West Virginia National Guard is working hard to get supplies to those affected by the water contamination.

Nine counties are currently under a state of emergency after a chemical leak in Kanawha County Thursday morning.

A plane was sent to Martinsburg as soon as the state of emergency was declared.

The plane plans to connect with FEMA and have a full supply of water available by Friday morning.

Members of the national guard tell that they are always prepared for these types of emergencies.

"This is the same thing that we have done before we did it during the Derecho, we did it during Sandy, this is what we train for it's not two weeks a year or one weekend a month this is what train for to happen many times throughout the year," Mike Cadle, Director of Air Staff.

More than 600,000 bottles of water are expected to arrive in Charleston Friday. The first semi arrived at the Charleston Civic Center about 1 a.m. Friday. The first supplies will go to hospitals and nursing homes. Then, the rest will be distributed to everyone else affected by the emergency.

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TOPICS: Local News; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: chemical; spill; water; westvirginia
"WVAW customers are told not to use tap water for drinking, cooking, washing, or bathing"

Do you hear this WV FReepers!

1 posted on 01/10/2014 6:52:02 AM PST by Morgana
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Cudos to the National Guard! Thank You!
FEMA will be "ASSessing the situation" for several days.
They will not deliver anything useful before the crisis is over.
The EPA lawsuits will be well underway before that.

2 posted on 01/10/2014 7:33:30 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BitWielder1

The anti-fracking loonies will chime in soon...

3 posted on 01/10/2014 7:41:11 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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