The Belmont County Board of Commissioners gave an update on the state of the county in the recent emergency flooding and well pad explosion response at Powhatan Point during the Wednesday meeting.
Commissioners commended Belmont County Emergency Management Director David Ivan and Assistant Director Becky Horn for the response during the emergencies.
“You’ve had two major issues going on at the same time. You’ve handled them well,”Commissioner Mark Thomas said. “We have an army of great volunteers who jump in.”
Commissioners J.P. Dutton and Josh Meyer seconded these commendations for the responders, as well as the response from XTO Energy.
The explosion occurred Feb. 15 at XTO’s Schnegg pad near Captina Creek.The rest of this article can be read by clicking here.
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