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Several Warming Shelters Open, While Others Close

Reported: Jan. 7, 2014 10:19 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 7, 2014 10:31 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Several warming shelters closed while others remain open in Kanawha and Putnam counties as residents face extreme temperatures.

In Kanawha County, Dale Petry, emergency services director, said Tuesday that the South Charleston Community Center will remain open. The Salvation Army/Red Cross-operated shelter on Tennessee Avenue had three people overnight, but it closed at 10 a.m. The Hansford Center in St. Albans had no takers and closed Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, in Putnam County, Frank Chapman, emergency services director, said the National Guard Armory in Eleanor remained open Tuesday morning as a warming shelter. It had no takers overnight. An additional warming shelter is opening at the Wave Pool Community Center at Valley Park in Hurricane. Chapman said 300 customers in the Hurricane area are without power and an additional 300 customers are projected to lose power when Appalachian Power has planned maintenance.



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