According the recent study by DHS, West Virginia ranked 56 out of 56 US states and territories in preparedness for a major disaster.
It is interesting that the State Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary (read West Virginia's Homeland Security Czar) cited West VA's lack of readiness to provide shelter to evacuees from the DC Area as a factor in the poor ranking. This made me recall a discussion on a recent Corridor H thread regarding that highway's critical role as a viable evacuation route for the DC area.
If Sen Byrd and friends play this right, we DC skiers might yet see Corridor H completed - maybe even expanded to 8 lanes, with fast food, cheap gas, and free Government cheese at every exit!
Heck, Congress is going to spend our tax dollars anyway, might as well get a ski-expressway to the West Va Alps out of them! Personnaly, I think I'll open a 7-11 near Wardensville and stock plenty of Dom Perignon, porn, and lottery tickets for DCers to max out their FEMA cards.
Read the following article: Feds say W.Va. least prepared for disasters