Cooling Shelters Open As Temperature Rises and Power Stays Off - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA N...

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Across central Virginia, violent thunderstorms Friday night left hundreds of thousands without power, and with temperatures expected to top 100 degrees, the combination creates a serious health hazard.
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Jayne

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Jun 30, 2012
 
Please correct the cooling venter- it is NOT Burnley Moran...it is Burley Middle school on Rose hill drive
Zena

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When will the power be restored????????
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agreed jayne, but given the current heat situation outside, "Burn-ley" kinda fits lol.
UVA worker

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Jun 30, 2012
 
I was wondering why the county center would be at a city school. Thanks for clearing it up, hopefully the news team will make the change soon!
Fluvanna Taxpayer

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Jun 30, 2012
 
Why is Fluvanna County's shelter only open for 6 hours? It was above 95 before noon and well after 6.
Siddhartha

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Coldest place in Virginia right now? Helen Dragas' cold black heart.
sville

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Siddhartha wrote:
Coldest place in Virginia right now? Helen Dragas' cold black heart.
hahaha
Too much spending

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Fluvanna Taxpayer wrote:
Why is Fluvanna County's shelter only open for 6 hours? It was above 95 before noon and well after 6.
Maybe if you and the other county leechess like the overpaid teachers actually worked, you wouldnt need constant handouts
Ronald Rump

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Too much spending wrote:
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Maybe if you and the other county leechess like the overpaid teachers actually worked, you wouldnt need constant handouts
I told you to get back payin dem taxes so i gets my check! Do it!!
Das

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Jul 1, 2012
 
Does anyone know if power is out at the UVA Research Park off 29?
Anonymous

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Jul 1, 2012
 
Das wrote:
Does anyone know if power is out at the UVA Research Park off 29?
I live near there, I believe it's on as well as for most of the University.
Tax Crimes

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Is this paid for by stupid liberals or stolen fron taxpayers?
Anonymous

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Tax Crimes wrote:
Is this paid for by stupid liberals or stolen fron taxpayers?
I'd guess it's "stolen" from the same people paying for emergency services and road clearing, the taxpayers. I agree we don't need those services though, I'm sure you'd be happy to clear my road for me and make sure my elderly grandmother stays cool enough not to die in her 105 degree apartment. Get real, I don't begrudge those people some A/C in this hellish heat.
Fluco Local

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Why is Fluvanna County's shelter only open for 6 hours? It was above 95 before noon and well after 6.
I noticed that as well. There should be a disaster plan in place for every county. However, it seemed that Fluvanna half-arsed it. I noticed how well together Albemarle and other surrounding counties had not only cooling centers, but water for people who have well water (which they could not access because the electricity was down). It seems Fluvanna had next to nothing.
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Fluco Local wrote:
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I noticed that as well. There should be a disaster plan in place for every county. However, it seemed that Fluvanna half-arsed it. I noticed how well together Albemarle and other surrounding counties had not only cooling centers, but water for people who have well water (which they could not access because the electricity was down). It seems Fluvanna had next to nothing.
Taxes pay for services. In the intense anti-tax fervor that has gripped Fluvanna, people keep forgetting that. They are so focused on keeping the taxes low, they are starving themselves from the ability to have any type of service from their local goverment. There are very few services, emergency or otherwise, that have not been chopped to the bone.
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Instead of relying on government to supply our needs, why not store up some food and water and gasoline for emergencies like this.

If you can't go without power for more than a couple hours, get a generator.

Air conditioning has only been common for roughly 50 years, how did we survive back then?
CvilleMechEngr

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IDs wrote:
Instead of relying on government to supply our needs, why not store up some food and water and gasoline for emergencies like this.
If you can't go without power for more than a couple hours, get a generator.
Air conditioning has only been common for roughly 50 years, how did we survive back then?
We waited until later in the evening to go to bed. It was still hot, but you were used to it. You could also hear the insects and birds at night. Life was less comfortable, but you were more in touch with the outside world.
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CvilleMechEngr wrote:
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We waited until later in the evening to go to bed. It was still hot, but you were used to it. You could also hear the insects and birds at night. Life was less comfortable, but you were more in touch with the outside world.
You only think you were less comfortable back then because we have a/c now, but back then you didn't know any better. People today are so spoiled it's sickening. It's is not the first time a storm has come through and certainly won't be the last.

The way some people think they are entitled to everything drives me crazy. Nature will always have its way, and there is nothing we can do to stop it.
Charlottesville Resident

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FYI, Burnley Moran Elementary is NOT a County School, it is a City School. It makes NO SENSE whatsoever to use Burnley Moran, when a County school with showers could have been used. Is the County going to pay to clean the school when everyone is out? Yes, shelters needed to be opened, but better choices could have been made. Burley Middle (County) is less than 5 minutes from Burnley Moran...
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IDs wrote:
Instead of relying on government to supply our needs, why not store up some food and water and gasoline for emergencies like this.
If you can't go without power for more than a couple hours, get a generator.
Air conditioning has only been common for roughly 50 years, how did we survive back then?
While I agree that we should prepared for emergencies and disasters, and a majority of us can do so, not everyone can do so (such as the elderly)due to limited income or resources.

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