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WV National Guard Continues Storm Relief Efforts
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Sgt. Anna-Marie Ward
Reported: Jul. 10, 2012 10:39 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 10, 2012 10:53 AM EDT
Fayetteville, Fayette County , West Virginia
Hundreds of West Virginia National Guard members continues to focus on relief efforts for people throughout the state.
Currently there are more than 700 Airmen and Soldiers deployed in several counties across West Virginia - delivering water, ice, food, gas, generators and other emergency supplies.
Through efforts with other state and county agencies, FEMA, and local emergency workers the WVNG has transported 2.5 million bottles of water nearly 350,000 bags of ice, delivered 100 generators, more than 100,000 meals, and 375 oxygen tanks.
Now that the power has started to come back on, some counties are releasing the WVNG to go work in other counties or begin their transition back to their homes.
"We continue to run 24 hour operations and will continue our efforts as long as the counties need us," said Maj. Gen. James A. Hoyer, West Virginia Adjutant General. "As we tailor down our forces we will ensure we concentrate the proper resources for the missions that are required of us. We currently still have 80 Health and Wellness teams making daily trips into affected communities checking on residents and delivering much needed supplies," Hoyer said.
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