State of Emergency Leads to Water Shortage in Area Grocery Stores

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- After a state of emergency was issued in West Virginia, residents have flocked to grocery stores to purchase bottled water.

Several stores in Kanawha County have reported customers rushing out and filling carts with bottles and jugs of water, as well as ice.

The Kanawha County Emergency Management Department and the Kanawha County Sheriff are asking citizens to, NOT PANIC. In a press realse, they said, "Please do not rush out to your local grocery store or convenience store to purchase water."

Dunbar Kroger tells they are out of water and will not get a new shipment until Friday afternoon.

Police are on standby at Kroger on Charleston's west side.

St. Albans Police say K-Mart and Kroger are both out of water.

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