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

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. Full Story
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Fluco Local

Palmyra, VA

#22 Jul 2, 2012
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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.
Is it an anti-tax fervor or the fact that a majority of the taxes went to the educational portion of the budget?
reality bites

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Jul 2, 2012
IDs wrote:
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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.
True, way back then we didn't know better but I like knowing better now. I can lie back and read all day and not worry about dripping sweat on the pages.
IDs

Madison, VA

#24 Jul 3, 2012
reality bites wrote:
<quoted text>True, way back then we didn't know better but I like knowing better now. I can lie back and read all day and not worry about dripping sweat on the pages.
Don't even need paper books now, got Kindles and Ipads and Smartphones that do everything except make reliable phone calls lol.
Senator Inbred INHOFE

Tulsa, OK

#25 Jul 3, 2012
Goble warmin iz non-cents, u peeple dserv dis heat for yur sins. RAPENT!
Bob Nelson

Charlottesville, VA

#26 Jul 4, 2012
There are three additional Cooling Centers:
-Covenant Church of God at 1025 Rio Rd East from 9am-4pm, thru Friday. Shower facilities & bottled water is available.
-Antioch Baptist Church at 4422 Antioch Rd, Scottsville, 24-hour operation.
-King Family Vineyard, 6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet. Bottled water available. 9am-dark.
Keswick

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Jul 5, 2012
Why is none of this available in northeastern Albemarle? At least 50 homes are still, still without power.
Gru

United States

#28 Jul 5, 2012
This should serve as a HUGE wake-up call for these power companies. TIME TO TRIM BACK ALL THE TREES!! This was just a squall line that moved through Friday night -- if we get a hurrican later this year, we'll likely be without power (and water !!) until Christmas!! Clearly, the power companies are NOT DOING THE JOBS for which we are paying somewhat exorbitant rates! They periodically come out, make a little show of snipping off a few twigs, but obviously do not do the major trim work that is so desperately needed! I shudder to think of people that are going to have to sweat out the record-breaking heat this weekend, because these power companies have not done their jobs!
Gru

United States

#29 Jul 5, 2012
hurricane

:D
JTM

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Jul 6, 2012
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?
Housing today is designed for air conservation, not exterior ventilation. Even if you open the windows in most houses today, there is no air flow. I grew up in an antebellum farm house that had no air conditioning. We comfortably weathered summer without it. Of course the house was designed for that. It had deep porches for shade, windows on all sides for air flow, trees to shade the structure in summer and lose their leaves for sunlight in the winter. No dwelling is designed that way today.
IDs

Madison, VA

#31 Jul 6, 2012
JTM wrote:
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Housing today is designed for air conservation, not exterior ventilation. Even if you open the windows in most houses today, there is no air flow. I grew up in an antebellum farm house that had no air conditioning. We comfortably weathered summer without it. Of course the house was designed for that. It had deep porches for shade, windows on all sides for air flow, trees to shade the structure in summer and lose their leaves for sunlight in the winter. No dwelling is designed that way today.
You make a seemingly valid point. Why can't homes be designed with both conservation and ventilation in mind? Windows are sealed well these days and blinds/curtains can keep out the sun.

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