Written by Alex Wiederspiel
Last updated on November 04, 2012 @ 12:39AM
Created on November 03, 2012 @ 11:47PM
Many folks are still without power throughout the state, and while that number continues to fall, people are still making great use of shelters to stay warm and enjoy a hot meal.
In Belington, the fire department has set up a shelter that served over 1000 meals on Friday and has seen nearly 60 people staying there at different times. Belington Fire Chief Phil Hart said that people can come in whenever they want to get a hot meal and warm up and remember that getting the power back on will take time.
"Just be patient and if there's any concerns that they have that are logically emergency-wise then call 9-1-1."
Some have gotten power back in Belington, and there are probably only 15 people staying there now. Larry Shahan, who stayed there, said that things were really tough in the aftermath of the storm, but he was grateful to be able to stay at the shelter.
"I'd have probably froze to death cause I'd have probably stayed at home and I'd have probably got pretty cold sitting all these days, four days of it. We'd have probably froze to death."
With this much storm damage, officials at the shelter still expect folks won't have power until next week.
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Nov 05, 2012 at 12:29 PM
I was wondering why, the Belington Fire Department turned away Lona Kittle a Dialysis Patient on Thursday evening because she was not a Hospice patient and why someone at the fire department told the Red cross to leave Barbour county, according to the Regional Disaster person. Because of this people had to go to Randolph County to pick up things the Red Cross had for them because they are not allowed in the county. Now the fire department is wanting more help.
Nov 04, 2012 at 12:43 PM
If they was doing such a good job, then why was a dialysis patient turned way from the shelter, why was the red cross ban from Barbour county, why was other shelters trying to help,but someone was trying to keep them from helping? What is going wrong with this picture? With everything going on why stop people from getting help?