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Relief Center Run in Spencer for Storm Victims

By: Jennifer Rizzi Email
By: Jennifer Rizzi Email

SPENCER, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock to provide comfort and shelter for Roane County victims in Thursday's storm.

The Spencer Armory was converted into a relief center, complete with cots and clothing for people who couldn't access their houses.

Bonnie Summersville was one of them.

"The state police brought me here," she said. "They came over and evacuated us."

Summersville is one of several seniors displaced from the Marcap Manor apartments - a low-income senior housing project submerged by flood waters.

"I lost everything and I assume everybody else did too on the first floor," she said. "It's good to be here because I don't have anywhere else to go."

Victims say police officers rounded up many people trapped inside their homes and brought them safely to the relief center.

It was a joint effort that Spencer Mayor Terry Williams says he's proud of.

"People came together," he said. "It really wasn't as tough as you might think when you have as many good folks helping each other."

Volunteers say the relief center will remain open as long as the need remains.


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