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Napolitano to visit W.Va. for storm damage briefing

Nov. 03, 2012 @ 12:03 AM

CHARLESTON -- In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Secretary Janet Napolitano with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will join Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for a storm damage assessment briefing Saturday, Nov. 3.

A press conference will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Army National Guard location in Charleston following the briefing.

"I look forward to Secretary Napolitano's visit tomorrow. While we continue to make progress each day, I've seen the damage and destruction firsthand and know we still have a lot of work to do," Tomblin said. "I'm extremely grateful for all of the support the secretary has provided so far, and I'm very thankful she has come to see how the federal government can continue helping folks around the state."

Tomblin estimated 95,000 West Virginians still were without power Friday night, and he said the West Virginia National Guard members are working closely with local first responders.

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