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Town of Orange Lifts Water Restrictions

Posted: 09/29/2010 - After carefully monitoring the Rapidan River, the Town of Orange announced Wednesday afternoon that it has decided to lift the mandatory water restrictions.

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Locals Collect Water for Rain Barrel Pilot Program

Updated: 09/28/2010 - Rain Barrels could be the answer to water shortages, and the Rain Barrel Pilot Program was created by the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County to explore their value to the community.

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Fall Colors Will Not Be As Bright This Season

Updated: 09/22/2010 - The fall colors may not be as bright this season as they were in 2009, which was one of the most impressive fall seasons Central Virginia has seen in years.

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Summer 2010: The Hottest Summer Since 1895

Updated: 09/02/2010 - This summer has been declared the hottest summer on record in Va. since 1895. September 1st marks the 57th day the temperature has been above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Hurricane Earl Gaining Strength

Posted: 08/30/2010 - Forecasters say Hurricane Earl has strengthened into a Category 3 storm, with top winds of nearly 120 miles an hour.

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City Continues to Push for Emergency Funding

Posted: 08/10/2010 - The City of Charlottesville is one step closer to receiving approval for emergency funding to reimburse cleanup costs following the microburst thunderstorm that hit the area on Thursday, June 24.

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Storm Does Financial Damage to Downtown Businesses

Posted: 08/06/2010 - A fast moving storm that ripped through Charlottesville Thursday evening didn't do as much physical damage as it did financial damage. Businesses on the Downtown Mall say, while you may not be able to see the damage from the street, they're feeling it in their wallets.

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Virginia Deals With Heat Wave

Posted: 08/05/2010 - The record-setting heat just keeps coming in Virginia. Last month was the hottest July on record and the second-hottest month ever, trailing only August 1900.

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Local Campers Sent Home Early Due to Heat

Updated: 07/23/2010 - Local kids had their day of fun in the sun at the Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Day Camp cut short Friday. Campers were sent home Friday afternoon due to the heat.

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Near Drought Conditions in Charlottesville

Updated: 07/19/2010 - High temperatures and dry conditions are making for near drought conditions across central Virginia. The lack of rain has caused experts to keep a close eye on local water reservoirs.

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Va. Hurricane Evacuation Plan Criticized

Posted: 07/19/2010 - Local transportation officials say thousands of people could be stranded if a major hurricane hit Hampton Roads because the state's evacuation plan is inadequate.

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DC Rattled by 3.6 Magnitude Earthquake

Updated: 07/16/2010 - A minor earthquake shook residents awake in the DC area early Friday morning, rattling windows but apparently causing no serious damage.

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Farmers Forced to Adapt to Abnormally Dry Conditions

Updated: 07/15/2010 - The abnormally dry conditions have left one Fluvanna County farmer feeding his cattle hay when they should be eating grass this time of year. The same is happening across the state, as a lack of rain is keeping away the green.

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City Council Proposes New Snow Shoveling Law

Updated: 07/15/2010 - It may be difficult to think about snow in this heat, but the Charlottesville City Council is making sure that next winter, sidewalks will stay clear. A proposed law says if residents don't clear snow within a day, the city will take care of it and bill homeowners.

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Virginia Under Statewide Drought Watch

Updated: 07/14/2010 - A drought watch was issued Wednesday for Virginia as a long hot, dry spell has stunted crops, heightened the threat of wildfires and drawn down reservoirs.

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Weather Impacts Start of Madison County Fair

Posted: 07/14/2010 - Unsettled weather put a snag in the way residents typically celebrate the start of the annual Madison County fair. Tuesday evening, the annual fireman’s parade stepped off without a hitch, but due to weather concerns, organizers did not open the carnival.

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State Officials Tour City, Observe Storm Damage

Updated: 07/13/2010 - The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is surveying the damage from the micro-burst from three weeks ago and visiting damaged areas before deciding whether the state will help pick up the cost from the city.

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Hot, Dry Conditions Wreak Havoc on Virginia Homes

Posted: 07/12/2010 - Virginia residents, pets and plants are not the only ones feeling the brutal effects of this heat wave and abnormally dry period, so are some area homes. Exterior bricks and interior walls are suddenly cracking as a result of the abnormally dry conditions this summer.

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City Seeks State Aid for Storm Cleanup

Updated: 07/09/2010 - A storm that devastated parts of Charlottesville two weeks ago is still costing the city, and crews don't expect to be finished with cleanup until August. Now, city officials are asking the governor's office for emergency aid to help offset the $200,000 cleanup cost.

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Food Vendors Try to Keep Cool in Extreme Heat

Updated: 07/09/2010 - The hot weather is tough on people who make their living working outdoors, like food vendors who have carts on the Downtown Mall. Not only are they having trouble storing food at proper temperatures, but they're also spending more money to do so.

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