Long Lines at Water Stations in Greenup County, Ky.

More Video...

GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Long lines formed for the opening of water supply stations in Wurtland, Raceland and Greenup on Friday afternoon.

Everyone pitched in to help distribute the water to families in need -- from firefighters to city workers.

People we spoke with say they're frustrated because they don't have water for the basic necessities like bathing or even flushing toilets.

"Can't take a bath, can't wash your hair, can't flush the toilet," Greenup resident Kimberly Rothenstine said. "It's horrible."

Rothenstine has had to get water out of a creek.

"I’ve been busting my back every day," she said. "When push comes to shove, you have to take it and boil it and take a bath best you can."

The free water is a big relief for Wurtland resident Norma Lemaster, who has diabetes.

"I'm on a fixed income, and I can't afford to go buy water all the time," she said.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 645 Fifth Avenue Huntington, WV 25701 304-697-4780 WSAZ Charleston 111 Columbia Avenue Charleston, WV 25302 304-344-3521
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 243024971 - wsaz.com/a?a=243024971