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Tetanus, known commonly as lockjaw, is a disease of the nerves caused by tetanus bacteria contaminating a wound. The tetanus bacteria is commonly found in soil. It enters the body through any opening, from a slight scratch to a severe wound. It can cause painful spasms of all muscles, conv...
West Virginia American Water is experiencing water outages in areas around Clendenin and Elkview due to widespread flooding, which has washed out several water mains and damaged a number of pump stations. Crews are working to access the impacted areas to assess the damage once floodwaters ...
West Virginia American Water has lifted a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 80 customers in the 1500 block of Virginia Street East in Charleston. The advisory was issued Wednesday night following a valve replacement. ...
  Injury Prevention: Stay out of flood waters. Even the strongest swimmers can drown in flood waters. Do not drive through standing water. Never make contact with power lines or objects that are in contact with power lines. Wear eye protection when cleaning up storm debris.   ...
West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 35 customers on Kanawha Forest Road from Oakhurst Drive to Berry Hills Drive, Berry Hills Drive, Burginater Lane and Middle Fork Drive in the Davis Creek area of Charleston. The advisory was issue...
West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 80 customers in the 1500 block of Virginia Street East in Charleston. The advisory follows a valve replacement, which caused a temporary disruption of water service. Affected customers have been n...
Kanawha-Charleston Board of Health meeting starts At 4:30 pm and is open to public...