BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Emergency workers prepare for this upcoming winter storm.
Workers with the Raleigh County Emergency Operations Center are closely monitoring the storm. Deputy Director Richard Filipek said a plan is in place if power outages hit areas of the county. He said if it is a widespread issue, they will open an emergency shelter.
“We have partners with four different agencies that we partner with. The dream center is one. Raleigh County Commission on Aging and a few others,” Filipek said.
If someone experiences an emergency or a power outage overnight, you are urged to call 911. If they do set up a shelter, they will notify the community through Facebook and their reverse 911 call system.