"We had known this was a possibility for the last couple days," Moye said of Sunday's storm. "The good news is we do have a lot of help with the restoration. They're already heavily involved in it. Having them here after the storm passes is going to be a big help to us."
Since the initial storm, Appalachian Power has had 3,500 contracted workers and another 1,500 of its own employees dedicated to restoration efforts, Moye said.
The storm caused more power outages in the South Hills and Kanawha City areas in Charleston as well as high water in Sissonville, said Kent Carper, Kanawha County Commission president. A news release from county manager Jennifer Sayre said there were reports of new power outages in the Pinch, Clendenin, Dupont City, Loudendale, Fort Hill and Malden areas.
Carper said officials had considered shutting down the emergency operations center, but in light of the most recent storm, it will remain open until further notice. The county had also planned to close its cooling station and water and ice distribution centers after Sunday as the demand had started to slow, said David Erwin, emergency operations center coordinator for Kanawha County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Carper said the county would reassess whether or not to close the stations after Sunday's storm.
"We will assess everything," Carper said.
According to the Metro 911 website, Kanawha County emergency crews responded to calls of trees down in Charleston, Belle and Chesapeake as well as high water in Nitro and Malden, among other calls.
"The first thing you have to do is trying to assess," Carper said soon after the storm. "We know from the volume of calls that [Sunday's storm] was significant. The calls were significant."
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