CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- More than 77,000 families in West Virginia were still without power late Sunday morning, more than eight days after the devastating June 29 wind storm.
Appalachian Power Co. said 5,687 customers in Kanawha County were without power as 11:30 a.m. among about 45,000 customers statewide. Mon Power listed another 31,791 customer.
With temperatures expected to be in the high 90s again Sunday, Kanawha County emergency workers were encouraging people without power to seek relief at cooling stations
Cooling stations open Sunday include the King, North Charleston and Kanawha City recreation centers in Charleston; 1st Church of the Nazarene, South Charleston; Praise Assembly of God, Childress Road, Alum Creek; Dupont Middle School; Marmet Recreation Center; Spring Fork Baptist Church, Campbell's Creek.
Also, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Sissonville; Clendenin Community Center; Pinch Fire Station; Elk RIver Church of Nazarene; Hansford Senior Center; St. Albans Fire Station; Lakewood Fire Department; and Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Nitro.
In addition, ice and water distribution centers will be open across the county from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the following locations: Flinn Elementary, Sissonville; Charleston Civic Center, Lee Street entrance; Pinch Elementary School; Herbert Hoover High School; Riverside High School; Clendenin Community Center; Ruthlawn Elementary School; and East Bank Middle School.
For information or help getting to a cooling center, call the Emergency Operations Center at 304-746-8748 or 304-746-8743.
Read more in Monday's Charleston Gazette.