Governor Tomblin Provides a Recovery Update - 07.04.12
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin continues traveling throughout the state to meet with constituents and local leaders regarding recovery efforts for the fifth consecutive day.
“Today’s biggest challenge is the need for ice which is coming from as far away as Louisiana. The good news is that the hard work of thousands of power crews has turned on more lights, decreasing the number of outages to less than 267,000,” said Governor Tomblin. “Thank you to everyone who has worked through the July 4th holiday and continued to assist with recovery efforts. Your generosity is sincerely appreciated.”
The second day of the Capitol food drive sent truckloads of food and monetary donations from citizens and companies to the Mountaineer and Huntington Food Banks.
Monetary donations of more than $40,00o coupled with Governor Tomblin’s Contingency Fund donation of $25,000 brought the total to more than $65,000.
Through those donations plus more than 40,000 FEMA provided meals as well as other volunteer organizations, those affected by the storm are beginning to receive much needed food.