HUNTINGTON STORM PREPS Cabell County Ready For Storm
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Kenney Barnette
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Oct. 29, 2012 5:11 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 29, 2012 6:19 PM EDT
EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO C L I C K T O P L A Y
, Cabell County
, West Virginia
Emergency response teams and the Huntington Area Food Bank are on standby and ready to roll if needed.
The food bank is equipped with hundreds of gallons of drinking water and has nearly 500 bags of ice on hand. The food bank serves 17 counties and is fully prepared to respond to any call requesting assistance.
Tiffany Tatum, interim director of the food bank, said last summer's storm was a good test for the food bank. "During the derecho, we were able to provide food and resources and ice and water to the counties we serve," Tatum said. "We have ice and drinking water prepared for those agencies that may call upon us. Hopefully, we won't have to use those resources, but they are there and available."
Cabell County 911 Director Mike Davis said leaders in the county met Monday afternoon and are not taking action yet, but a plan is in place to take care of any problems should they arise.
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