Members of the Buckhannon Fire Department were busy handing out water and bags of ice to local residents as temperatures again climbed into the 90s.
Buckhannon Fire Chief Mitch Tacy said things are starting to pick up.
"Water is the big thing," Tacy said. "Hopefully that will rectify itself in a few days."
Tacy also said the fire department was housing food and supplies for groups preparing emergency meals for residents.
While there is a statewide boil water advisory for residents who have had cloudy looking water or low water pressure since Friday's storms, the only boil-water advisories issued for Upshur County are from the Mount Hope and Adrian Public Service Districts until further notice.
All Upshur County residents are strongly encouraged to conserve as much water as possible, regardless of the provider.
Cooling stations are set up at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon, the Banks District Fire Department at Rock Cave and the Ellamore Volunteer Fire Department.
Banks District has prepackaged meals, bottled water and a water buffalo for residents. Residents are asked to bring their own containers to fill from the water buffalo. Bottled water and prepackaged meals can also be picked up at
Ellamore VFD and bottled water at Washington District Elementary School at Tallmansville.
Restoration of telephone services is expected to be a slow process.
In Lewis County the National Guard was going door to door to check on the needs of individuals there. Water was also being distributed to families at the National Guard Armory in Weston until supplies ran out.
Cooling stations are set up all over the county at various locations including the Jane Lew Community Center, Walkersville Volunteer Fire Department, Midway Volunteer Fire Department, Pricetown Volunteer Fire Department and Weston Volunteer Fire Department.
Bill Rowan, the director of emergency services, said Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital was back operating at 100 percent.
Rowan also reported there were no telephone communications in the Walkersville/Ireland area of the county. He said communications in the area were being handled by couriers traveling between the there and the 911 center.
There were no specific boil-water advisories for Lewis County, though Rowan reminds residents to remember the statewide advisory and be sure to check for discolored water or low water pressure. Should residents encounter either condition, they should bring water to a boil for at least one minute before allowing it to cool for uses such as bathing, brushing teeth or cooking.
Lewis County residents are also asked to conserve water as much as possible during this emergency.
Lewis County 4-H Camp was canceled for this week. Please do not call the extension office, as officials there will be in contact with campers.
There is no timeline available as to when full power will be restored to the Lewis/Upshur County areas.