2012-07-05 / Top News

1,200 still without power in Pocahontas

Pocahontas County remains in emergency mode this week. There are still more than 1,200 without power there.

Commissioner David Fleming posted the following information on services today, from 911 Director Shawn Dunbrack:


We have been supplying meals from the Red Cross at Hillsboro, Frost, Green Bank & Marlinton since Tuesday, July 3rd. We have been providing bottled water to residents from multiple locations in the county since July 3rd also. On July 4th we were able to provide a full tractor-trailer load of ice. Currently, we are providing hot Red Cross meals at the Green Bank Elementary-Middle School between 5 and 6PM daily until further notice.

Bottled water remains available at Hillsboro firehouse, Frost firehouse, Marlinton firehouse, NRAO Green Bank. Bulk water is available at all of those locations as well as at Snowshoe in the RimFire parking lot, but you must bring your own containers.

There are Red Cross Heater Meals (MRE) available at the Frost firehouse and I have access to a few more in storage at the ARC building in Marlinton if needed.

As of this moment (Monday July 9) we have 1,245 residents without power countywide.

All of this information is updated at least once daily at www.pocahontasemergency.com.

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