Emergency Operations Center Set Up At Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Leaders of several emergency agencies were called to the state Capitol Sunday. They are working out of the Emergency Operations Center.

West Virginia State Police, the American Red Cross, the National Guard, and other agencies had representatives in the room which is located beneath the Capitol.

Officials have had several conference calls to get weather updates. They are determining if roads need to be closed or if shelters need to be opened.

The Emergency Operations Center is only activated under severe conditions. It was activated by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin at 8 p.m. Sunday night and does not have a schedule deactivation time set.

While the center is located in Charleston, the communication goes statewide.

"They have various state agencies that are represented who contact the local regions and actually the counties themselves to make sure everything is covered and that the state response is helpful," said Public Information Officer Terrance Lively.

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