Understandably, much of the attention regarding the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy focuses on New England. But, many people in adjoining West Virginia are facing tough times. Ron Shipman is a Red Cross volunteer from Central Kentucky. He’s helping out with cooking at a shelter in Beverly West Virginia where Hurricane Sandy brought two feet of snow to the area.
He reports 75 to 80 people are being fed each day with 30 to 40 sheltered each night. Shipman says more people are coming to the shelter every day. Cellular service is very scattered and Shipman predicts power won’t be restored for two to three weeks due to a lack of access to downed power lines. Beverly is a town of less than thousand people in northeastern West Virginia.