WVDHSEM, WVNG Final Operations Update Winter Storm Harper

1/21/2019

WVDHSEM, WVNG Final Operations Update onWinter Storm Harper
 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM) and the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG) continue to monitor weather and operations throughout the state with reports from county emergency managers.
As of 9:00 a.m., the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) has received situation reports from all counties in West Virginia. All county emergency operations centers are monitoring weather conditions, the need for shelters and power outages, which are at a minimum across the state. No county or jurisdiction has unmet needs.
The West Virginia Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways (WVDOH) reports main roads clear and treated from low temperatures overnight. Drivers are asked to use caution as icy patches may exist on secondary roads and areas that refreeze due to frigid temperatures throughout the day and into Tuesday. As of this report, there are no problems or outstanding issues. The WVDOH maintains contact with the WVDHSEM Watch Center to report any changes.
The entire state is under a Wind Chill Warning. We urge individuals to take appropriate actions to combat temperatures by layering clothing, covering exposed skin, changing clothes if damp and taking frequent breaks if working outside. Monitor weather situations via local television, radio, and news outlets, the National Weather Service and also by following WVDHSEM on social media at facebook.com/WVDHSEM or twitter.com/WVDHSEM for the most up-to-date information.
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For more information, contact the West Virginia National Guard Public Affairs Office at: (304) 561-6762 or email: holli.r.nelson.mil@mail.mil or WVDHSEM PIO: Lora D. Lipscomb, Public Information Officer Office: (304) 558-5380 or at lora.d.lipscomb@wv.gov


Contact Information

Lora Lipscomb, DHSEM Public Information Officer