CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The nonprofit disaster relief group AmeriCares is sending truckloads of water and medical aid to West Virginia.
Two truckloads of water donated by Nestle Waters North America are on their way to the Huntington Area Food Bank, according to AmeriCares emergency response director Garrett Ingoglia. The food bank serves about 100,000 people in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.
The region has experienced food and water shortages after six days without electricity.
"Right now clean water is an urgent need for the hundreds of thousands still affected by these severe storms," Ingoglia said. "In West Virginia alone, the governor reports they are using 40 truckloads of water a day."AmeriCares also is delivering emergency medical aid, including 500 doses of tetanus vaccine, to West Virginia Health Right in Charleston.