CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- About 2,588 customers remained without electricity in Kanawha County Tuesday evening, as people continue to recover from the massive June 29 windstorm.
Water and ice distribution centers remained open throughout the day at the Appalachian Power Park parking lot in Charleston, Sissonville Middle School, East Bank Middle School, Herbert Hoover High School and Pinch Elementary School. Spoiled food drop-off sites also were open at four spots around the county.
Shelters remain open at the King Center in Charleston and at DuPont Middle School.
In Putnam County, about 426 customers remained without power at 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to AEP's website.
The majority of outages in Putnam County are in rural areas, like Red House, Liberty and Confidence, Putnam's emergency services director said Monday. Estimated restoration dates for those areas are not listed on the AEP site.
A little more than 13,910 of the company's customers in West Virginia were still without electricity at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
For the second straight day, Charleston city officials warned residents about unlicensed contractors who may be trying to take advantage of the recent storms.
Unlicensed tree-removal contractors may be capitalizing by trying to drum up business in Charleston, mayoral assistant Rod Blackstone warned in a news release Tuesday.
City Building Commissioner Tony Harmon issued a similar warning to residents Monday.
Legitimate contractors, licensed by both the city and state, should have a plan for disposing debris from private property, rather than simply piling it beside the street, Blackstone said. Contractors also should be able to show a certificate of insurance to cover work that's done on private property, he said.