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Kanawha County Working To Get More Bottled Water For Those Affected By Water Crisis

Reported: Jan. 22, 2014 2:56 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 22, 2014 3:05 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Bethany Simmons) -- Kanawha County commissioners are working to ensure that more bottled water can be distributed to residents affected by the water crisis situation.

Commissioners Kent Carper, Hoppy Shores and Dave Hardy have requested that Kanawha County Emergency Management Staff work with the state of West Virginia to continue to request bottled water to be distributed throughout the county.

"As long as bottled water is provided to Kanawha County through FEMA, the Kanawha County Commission will work to have distribution centers open for our citizens to access," Shores said. "I have asked our emergency staff to work with community groups and churches throughout the county to open additional distribution sites for this weekend."

A list of additional distribution centers for Kanawha County are currently being developed. Keep checking wchstv.com for the updated list.

Meanwhile, the city of Nitro ran out of bottled water Wednesday for distribution, Mayor Dave Casebolt said. During the past week, volunteers and employees in Nitro handed out more than 41,000 cases of water and more than 13,000 gallons of water were dispensed from the water buffalo.



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