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Preparing For The Next Disaster

July 3, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

A little more than a year ago, West Virginia was struck by devastating straight-line winds that left residents in nearly every county without electricity for a time - some of them for more than a week. While such a powerful weather event is exactly the reason for the development of the state's disaster management system, it provided an unfortunate opportunity to discover room for improvement in the plan.

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