October 29, 2012

Manchin Urges All West Virginians to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Manchin will provide updated storm information on his web site, www.manchin.senate.gov

Washington, D.C. – With Hurricane Sandy threatening serious damage in the coming days, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is encouraging West Virginians who could be affected to prepare for the storm. As with previous storms, Senator Manchin will provide updated information about who to contact for assistance on his website, www.manchin.senate.gov.

“We’ve been through so many storms in our state, and the best way to handle a storm is to be as prepared as possible,” Senator Manchin said. “That is why I encourage all West Virginians to make sure you have enough non-perishable food on hand in case of power outages and other emergencies. For those who are affected by the storm, I will update my website with the latest information on who to contact to request immediate assistance.”

Senator Manchin encourages all West Virginians to closely monitor the weather forecast the next several days and make necessary preparations including: securing homes and businesses for high wind and heavy rain or snow; securing outdoor furniture and stocking up on non-perishable food, water and flashlights with extra batteries. For people in low-lying areas, please plan to take action in the event there is a flood warning.

All information on Senator Manchin’s website will be available here: http://manchin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/storm-information-center