Skip to comments.National Guard to Deliver Water to Affected Areas
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 WSAZ.com 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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