July 01, 2012


Senator Manchin Advises West Virginians to contact their County Offices of Emergency Services

Information from FEMA available here: http://www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=16692

Urges West Virginians to report any information about stolen Frontier Communications generators


Washington, D.C. – In the aftermath of severe storms that have left hundreds of thousands of West Virginians without power in very hot weather, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is advising those in need to be in contact with their County Office of Emergency Services.

At this early stage of recovery, each County Office of Emergency Services is the best place to receive assistance with storm damage. Each county has its own contact number, which can be found here:


Constituents who need additional assistance can contact Senator Manchin’s office at 855-275-5737 (To use with 304 or 681 area code). In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

“Friday night’s storms caused severe damage and left hundreds of thousands of West Virginians without electricity in this extreme heat. I urge all West Virginians to be very careful, stay hydrated, and check on your neighbors – especially the elderly. I know the state will do all it can to care for those in need, and I will do everything in my power to make sure West Virginia gets any needed federal assistance very quickly.”


From FEMA: 

In response to a request from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, the President issued a federal emergency declaration for all counties in West Virginia on Saturday, enabling the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts in the state. FEMA has also created a web page with information on the severe storms, which can be found here: http://www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=16692.

From Governor Tomblin:

Updates on the State of Emergency are available here: http://www.governor.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Local issues can be reported to the governor’s office at 304-558-2000.

Electric Outages

Up-to-date information on power outages is available here: 

First Energy: http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/mdwv.html

Appalachian Power: https://appalachianpower.com/outages/

AEP: https://www.aepohio.com/outages/

Safety tips: https://www.appalachianpower.com/outages/faq/OutageSafetyTips.aspx

Cooling Stations:

A list of cooling stations as of July 2, 3:30 p.m.: 


Water and Ice locations:


West Virginia Department of Transportation

Fuel, gas and rest area services: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/communications/Press-Release/Pages/default.aspx

Fourth of July information:

Alderson Cancels Monday Fourth of July Events: http://wvgazette.com/News/201207020052

From Frontier Communications: 

Constituents with information about generators that have been stolen from several Frontier Communications facilities in the state following Friday’s storms are urged to call 1-800-590-6605. Anonymous tips will be accepted.

Small Business Administration 

For West Virginians with questions about Small Business Administration Assistance, contact Rick Haney at 304-623-5631.