KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Improving overall knowledge about what is stored in facilities throughout the Kanawha Valley was the hot topic Tuesday night at the Kanawha County Commission meeting.
Commissioners presented an interactive map that would include information about facilities located across Kanawha County -- regarding what chemicals are stored at each site.
Commissioners say the new map helps emergency officials prepare for an emergency situation -- much like the chemical crisis that began in early January and lasted weeks.
"You can finger point about what happened in January forever," Commissioner Dave Hardy said. "But what is important is that you come up with a plan and learn from what happened, and this is a very impressive step forward."
The map will be released to the public by Aug. 1. It will be available to Metro 911 to use by next week.