West Virginia National Guard Responds in Wake of Storms

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Members of the West Virginia National Guard have been deployed across the state since late Friday after storms ripped through the area.

Military liaison teams are in Wirt, Wayne, Wood, Jackson, Mason, Putnam, Kanawha, Lincoln, Fayette, Raleigh, Greenbrier, Webster, Upshur and Grant counties to work with local and state authorities to assess damage and coordinate the response of the WVNG.

Crews are working with the Department of Forestry and the Department of Highways to reopen roads blocked by debris.

Guard members are also out providing fuel and generator support to some of the state's critical infrastructure such as water treatment facilities, hospitals, nursing homes and cooling stations set up throughout the state.

19 Health and Wellness teams have also been dispatched to check on local citizens assist state and county Emergency Operations Centers in assessing the need for supplies in some of West Virginia's remote areas.

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