By: Martha SparksSociety Editor
November 4, 2012
Logan County was included in a tour Friday by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and U.S. Congressman Nick Rahall of damages caused by Superstorm Sandy. The trio, along with other emergency officials, met with LEASA Director Roger Bryant.
“Logan County was one of the least impacted counties by Superstorm Sandy,” said Bryant.
Electrical outages caused by heavy wet snow and trees falling were the major problem residents faced.
“At the height, I think we had close to 7,000 people without power,” said Bryant. “Even during that time, we were able to keep our water systems up and going and provide basic services to people. We did have some road closures, but all roads are open now.”
Bryant said three shelters were opened and two were on standby if they were needed.
“Those shelters were closed Thursday because the power was back on so those folks could go back home,” said Bryant.
Bryant reported that Logan County only received about six inches of snow and “most of that was on the mountain tops.”
Tomblin, Rahall and Manchin also toured Mingo, Wyoming, and Boone counties Friday assessing damages.