Sarah, Malden, Kanawha County

West Virginia Water Crisis

I live in the Malden area of Kanawha county, right outside of Charleston. What myself and my fellow West Virginians are experiencing right now is no joke. Being told that we can’t use our water for anything but flushing the toilets and putting out a fire is kind of scary.  Knowing that there is a plant with such hazardous materials just miles from our water treatment center is scary too. It’s is complete chaos here right now, everyone is scrambling to buy up as much water, disposable eating supplies, baby wipes, and hand sanitizer as they can, because we’ve been told that there is no time line as to when our lives will return to normal… It’s crazy!! The only thing that really bothers me is the fact that I can’t shower. I have to go to work every day this coming week, I work to support myself, and not…

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