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State EMA Officials Gather to Plan for Disaster

June 13, 2013
By SHELLEY HANSON Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Mountain State emergency managers spent Wednesday focusing on how residents and responders can prepare for all types of crises, including storms like those in today's forecast.

During the annual West Virginia Emergency Management Conference, participants reviewed responses to past disasters, including last year's Superstorm Sandy and a derecho storm. Tom Hart, Marshall County Office of Emergency Management director, said the purpose of the conference - slated to end at noon today at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack - is to allow emergency managers from across the state to learn from each other. It also helped fulfill a 48 credit hour requirement.

Marty Agee, Raleigh County EMA director, wanted to stress to the public the need for being prepared for any disaster. Doing so means having plenty of water, food, medicines and batteries for flashlights and radios on hand. â–ºSee Full Article