CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Seventy-five tractor trailers loaded with bottled water from FEMA are scheduled to arrive at the Air National Guard Armory in Charleston Friday afternoon for distribution to the areas impacted by Thursday’s chemical spill.

Guard spokesman Col. Mike Cadle said the water is traveling from a FEMA site in Maryland. He said a staging area was established at the Air Base Thursday night.

“We will receive that water from FEMA, off-load it into vehicles that will then take it out to distribution points in the affected counties and work with the local emergency services folks in those counties to distribute the water,” Cadle said.

The Guard operation will be much like it was during the Derecho and Sandy in 2012.

“We did this same thing,” Cadle said. “It’s something we’ve worked with FEMA well on for the past several years. We really know what we’re doing here and we’re hopeful when those trucks arrive we can push that water right away.”

The distribution sites will be established Friday morning.

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  • Spook

    In this thread:

    Ignorant, white trash rednecks complain about t3h gub'mint for sending out water as part of emergency services, then whine about people accepting it.

    You people are idiots.

    • WVgal

      Wow! Such hatred and vulgarity being spoken here against people who are suffering. Not only from not being able to use tap water at this time, but also because of all the physical symptoms they are having after being exposed to a nasty chemical. No WV person even said some of the things towards others on other states when they had a disaster happen. Your statements speak volumes! You call us ignorant?! Look in the mirror and check yourself before you wreck yourself! God bless!!

      • Ichthyic

        Spook is right.

        you just proved it.

      • nellpost

        Or, jump in a car and drive north a few miles and buy some water from the walmart (many in WV, IMO) and don't bathe til Saturday night.

  • Harold McGuiness

    These lazy, worthless Appalachians are leaning on Uncle Sugar's teat AGAIN. Why can't they take care of themselves? Why not, I don't know, be PREPARED for a loss of water? These idiots deserve every burnt throat they get. Let them go it alone.

    But NO. You hill folk have to rely on Big Momma Obama and his handouts. Way to go. Pray he doesn't poison you while you become completely dependent on him.

    • Ichthyic

      parody will go unappreciated by the folks who think you are targeting them.

      those of us with brains, however, appreciate your wit.


    • Brian

      Your ig-nernce is unfathomable.

    • WVgal

      Wow! Such hatred and vulgarity being spoken here against people who are suffering. Not only from not being able to use tap water at this time, but also because of all the physical symptoms they are having after being exposed to a nasty chemical. No West Virginian ever said some of the things towards people in other states when they had a disaster happen. Your statements speak volumes! You call us ignorant?! Look in the mirror and check yourself before you wreck yourself! God bless!!

    • patrick henry

      So you are saying that someone accepting drinking water in a REAL emergency is living off the government teat and hypocritical because the person drinking the water happens to think that letting 6 generations of families live in air conditioned apartments with free food utilities medical care and obamaphones in DC is wasteful?

      I can tell you this... if that truck didn't show up you wouldn't see some" Appilacian American" standing in his living room with 12 kids talking about how somebody owes him...

      They would be smart enough to get fresh water out of a well or upstream of the spill.

    • Bryan

      M-er F-er are you trolling us?! O_o

    • aFungusAmongUs

      The line is that Obama is the same as W, not Dick Cheney. Try to keep your talking points straight. You'll need to keep all your ducks in a row if you want President Ted Cruz in 2016. *snerk*

  • Clarence Beeks

    The White House has yet to release a timeline of B. Hussein FARTBONGO's whereabouts during the chemical release. Some say that it is quite possible that Barry himself caused the release to punish Real Americans for standing up against his Sharia thugs and Benghazifarts. Why won't Obama come clean with us? Just one more lie coming from the Hitler's protege.

    • MoeLarryAndJesus

      You must be satirizing RWNJs. No one could possibly be that stupid.

      • Samuel Beale's Ghost

        MoeLarryAndJesus, go ahead and use those $2.50 words like "satirizing" while Barry Fartbongo and his thugs spreads his Sharia Law.

      • TruMerkin

        Shows what you know. I drank Prezikrunk Bangtits' commie water, and it turned me gay.

  • BigMo

    A government that refuses to protect unborn babies, tramples the rights of Christians. No thank you.

    • Brian

      You're an idiot.

    • Rex Craigo

      I love abortion. And christians are ignorant.

      • Eric Merrick

        And you're a bigot.

    • Jacques Mahogoff

      Don't you mean a government that refuses to trample on the rights of women and refuses to treat Christians differently than other religious groups?

      • patrick henry

        I am so glad to live in a country where women have the unconditional right to gut their vagina like a carp and dispose of an unborn child without anyone being allowed to say anything.

        • Ichthyic

          "without anyone being allowed to say anything."

          right, like you just said nothing.


          FREEZE PEACH!!

        • Ben Franklin

          What was that, Patrick? Were you trying to get some sort of message across? The words go all blurry on the screen whenever I look at your post.

          It sure is a shame no one in this country is allowed to say anything against abortion, or the government.

        • Fetus

          Fetus. The word you are looking for is fetus.

          • Ted

            and lump of cells is the phrase you are looking for?

      • Fartbongo

        OH SNAP

      • Exboyracer

        This is the base that the right wing is sooo proud of - but wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole.

  • Deborah Alvarado This is the Facebook page for Vu-ja-de-Vineyards where well water is being offered for free to those affected by the water ban.

    • Deborah Alvarado

      from the Facebook page of the vineyard: "Important message to anyone effected by the chemical leak in the Charleston area, we have 2 pristine wells on our farm, including our new 100' solar powered well. Bring your containers to fill up for drinking, cooking and/or washing. Feel free to contact Bryan at 304-377-1404 or"

      • Don Danbury

        Be careful, if you drink his water you become a SOCIALIST!

        • Ichthyic

          too late, we always were socialists.

          just ask Roy Zimmerman.

  • Deborah Alvarado Have you all heard about this guy offering his well water to those affected. Information is on the picture.

  • BigMo

    I'd rather drink stump water than Obama water.
    Tell the government to stay out!

    • Ichthyic

      we'll notify the Darwin Awards committee of your choice in water consumables.

    • Ben Franklin

      That's the spirit! Let them eat snow!

    • Okie fella

      Good for you, Big Mo. Turn on your tap & drink up. Tastes like FREEDOM, doesn't it? Save that 'Obama water' for people with working brains.

    • Okie fella

      Music to my ears, Big Mo. Drink a lot of stump water. We'll save that 'Obama water' for people with more than 3 working brain cells.

    • Brian

      You should be so lucky to have water provided if you were ever to have the problems these folks are having. Don't be a dumbass.

    • nellpost

      Big Mo: IMO it sounds as if you've already drunk poisoned something. Hate does kill.

    • Samuel Beale's Ghost

      all you ignorant commies laffin' at Big Mo while he tries to warn you about Obama Water! Just wait, we will see who has the last laff!

      • aFungusAmongUs

        Ah, Jack. Supposing a bit of water has gone off, eh? And certainly one can never be too sure about these sorts of things. Would you look at me now? Do I look all rancid and clotted? You look at me, Jack, eh? Look, eh? And I drink a lot of water, you know. I’m what you might call a water man, Jack. That’s what I am. And I can swear to you, my boy, swear to you, that there’s nothing wrong with my bodily fluids. Not a thing, Jackie.

        • Damion45

          grain alcohol and distilled water Jack.

    • aFungusAmongUs

      So, in your head, when you imagine yourself ten or twenty years from now, with whatever disease you develop from drinking contaminated water - who do you think you'll sue? What lawyer do you think will take you? And what beach do you think you'll retire to with your millions that you got for refusing emergency supplies because socialism-teleprompter-don'ttreadonme?

      Wingnuts refusing timely aid is surely Obama's Katrina.


    • Some Farquer

      Go for it, rocket surgeon.

    • TwoWolves

      I heard Mr. Obama has come out in favor of breathing.

      • james peikko

        of course he does, everyone knows that Al Gore makes billions of dollars a year on the usage of the stuff. Why do you think he wants to tax carbon dioxide which is one of the biggest competitors to "clean" air?

    • Obama

      You are a jerk in case you do not know. Enjoy your tea party ride to hell.

    • zork

      You're a genius. Enjoy your contaminated water. One less Tea Partier.

  • Freedom

    The Governor made you go to work? You didn't have enough sense to get up and go to work on your own? Shouldn't we always keep some emergency bottled water in our homes? I would also hope that people are checking in on their elderly and housebound neighbors. We must return to some personal and community responsibility.

  • Diana

    During the Derecho all the volunteer fire departments in our area delivered water to every home in our area. They were great, maybe the same should happen in the areas affected now.

    • Barry Bledsoe

      Sure! Ask the same people who also don't have water in their homes, to leave their families, and maybe their jobs, to bring you water, for free! Why does everyone lean on the VOLUNTEER firefighters for everything that comes along? Firefighters are supposed to try to save your life and hopefully your property in case of a FIRE (get it? FIREfighter?), or accident. They aren't supposed to be called when your pipes are leaking, when there is a bird in your house, when your furnace goes out, or when you need water!

      Thankfully, many departments still do these kinds of things for their communities. However, the public needs to be aware that there are fewer and fewer volunteers all of the time. When you wear them out chasing your cats and dogs, don't be surprised when there is nobody to show up when your house is on fire!

  • leroy jethro gibbs

    thank you mr obama , you are the greatest!

    • Mountain Man

      Negative one.

  • Dale

    Does anybody know if the WV Guard will be delivering water to homes in the areas affected by the do not use water order?

  • Jim

    I can't go and pick up any water becase Gov. Tomblin made us come into work today.

    • Barry Bledsoe

      Holy crap! You mean you had to actually go to work and earn your pay today? Just like everyone else in the impacted areas? How cruel! I bet those who have to work a REAL 8 hour day are crying really hard for you!

    • old ben

      Do you need Obuma to help you pee?

      • Jim

        I need Obama for nothing.

        • nellpost

          Did you need bush?

    • griff

      Apparently you aren't very busy at your job or you wouldn't be on this site crying

      • Jim

        Grow up child.

        • Jason412

          Jim, I just asked this in the other article, but how do you have 2 hours to complain on Metronews during your shift? Looks like you really earned that $500 raise.

          • Jason412

            I apologize I was assuming you were starting your shift at 9am. but at my job we certainly don't get a break from 9:50 to 11 and then another at 1.

            Sounds like working for the state aint that bad.

          • Jim

            Ever heard of breaks or Lunch. Probably not.

          • frankie

            Ole Jim is a real Gem.


    I just heard on the radio about 8:15 am to go to this site and a list of water distribution sites would be shown here.
    So I did.
    No sites listed yet.
    What's up with that?

  • wil; gore

    I do not see a distribution center for the Charleston area, where will they be located.

    • jfk

      there is only ONE for charleston nice mayor jones!

      • nellpost

        Get in your car and drive north some miles or so and BUY yourself some darned water!!!

  • Diane

    What is being implemented to get water to people that may not be able to get to a distribution center?

    • John Smith

      Absoulutely nothing robally

      • MoeLarryAndJesus

        Maybe you should stop pissing and moaning and do something to help.

        • Spook

          No, that would be against their religion. Christ preached that when people were in trouble after a disaster, to let them bootstrap their own way up or die.

          Do anything to enable these freeloaders and you go to HELL.