CHARLESTON ,W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Kanawha County Emergency Operations Center remains open as emergency officials continue to work with first responders in the Clendenin, Elkview, Pinch, and Frame areas of Kanawha County where flooding occurred. The Town of Clendenin is currently shut down to everyone except first responders and residents.
Residents that are beginning cleanup are asked to separate their debris. Appliances and large objects should be separate from garbage or trash bags. Residents that have been affected by the floods can go to the Clendenin Exit to receive cleaning kits, food and water.
Four debris collection locations have been opened:
• Dollar General – 106 Maywood Ave., Clendenin
• Elkview Middle School – 5090 Elk River Rd N., Elkview
• Elkview Park & Ride – Frame Rd. Exit
• Clendenin Park & Ride – Clendenin Exit
These sites will be open 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.
West Virginia American Water has bulk water tankers at the following locations:
• Dollar General on Maywood Avenue, Clendenin
• Smith’s Food Fair in Clendenin
• Herbert Hoover High School
• Clendenin Park & Ride at Clendenin exit off I-79
You must bring your own containers to fill at these locations.
A temporary animal shelter has also been set up at the I-79 Clendenin insterstate exit. Pets are being accepted here and then transported to the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association.
Capitol High School remains open as a shelter for those affected y flooding.
Those who would like to donate supplies may take them to the Foodfair in Clendenin.
Water has receded in most of these areas, however, officials are still urging citizens to use caution in these areas as there may be flood debris, downed power lines and downed trees throughout the areas. Citizens are urged to not visit the impacted areas to “site see.”
The Kanawha County Emergency Operations Center will remain open throughout today to assist the public with questions in the Kanawha County area. To reach the Kanawha County Emergency Operations Center, you may call 304-746-8828.