Roads also remained impassable in parts of the state.
Rob Alsop, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's chief of staff, said road crews were focused on reopening roads in hard-hit counties like Nicholas, Tucker, Webster and Preston.
Parts of three major roads in Tucker County - Interstate 72, U.S. 219 and W.Va. 38 - were closed because of downed trees, the Department of Transportation reported Wednesday evening.
Government chain saw crews were trying to open roads and also were helping power companies gain access to downed poles, substations and transmissions lines.
The state Department of Health and Human Resources warned citizens to be cautious if using their own chain saws.
A roof collapsed at an apartment building in the Nicholas County town of Summersville, leaving 70 people homeless, MetroNews reported. Several other collapses have been reported in the county.
Other parts of the state seemed relatively normal Wednesday, creating an incongruent experience for some. It looked like just a wet fall day in downtown Charleston, though thousands remained without power in the city.
The storm disrupted political campaigns ahead of next Tuesday's election. Thousands without power couldn't be bombarded by TV ads, and the press corps turned its attention to the storm, although some candidates and political action committees continued to release ads and rail on in press releases and website posts.
Gov. Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin took an official tour of several counties.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Maloney posted a picture of him and his wife giving blood.
Alsop said the state wanted to make sure polling places had power in time for the election. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and her staff were attentively monitoring emergency conditions and helping to make some plans in case some polling places are still without power on Election Day.
The Legislature set aside about $10 million to deal with disasters in the budget year that started July 1 and continues through next June. Alsop said officials drew on the funds to help deal with the aftermath of the June 29 windstorm and will do so again this time.
"A lot of things we pay upfront and we get reimbursed from FEMA later on," he said, referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Both storms could hit customers' pockets later when power companies go to the Public Service Commission and ask for higher rates to recoup their storm-related costs.
"There's no question that at some point in time these costs will be part of the rate cases the power companies file," Alsop said.
Staff writer David Boucher contributed to this story.