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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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Central Virginia Prepares for More High Temperatures

Updated: 07/06/2010 - As the heat continues to descend upon central Virginia, Charlottesville has its cooling center open, and hospitals and other agencies are ready to deal with the impact of rising temperatures.

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Record Heat Blankets Mid-Atlantic

Updated: 07/06/2010 - A real summer sizzle is washing over parts of the United States. Meteorologists say temperatures could reach as high as 102 degrees in some areas Tuesday.

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Hurricane Alex Makes Landfall

Updated: 07/01/2010 - Forecasters say the first Atlantic hurricane of the season has made landfall in northeastern Mexico. The Category 2 storm churning in the Gulf of Mexico has sustained winds of near 105 mph.

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Charlottesville Residents Enter Day 4 Without Power

Updated: 06/29/2010 - Four nights after a microburst brought down trees and power lines, some Charlottesville residents still don't have power. CBS19's Mark Tenia found out Monday how they're dealing with night after night in the dark.

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Charlottesville Storm Damage Report and Road Closures

Updated: 06/27/2010 - A Charlottesville Fire Department reports Sunday there are still a number of roads closed in and around Charlottesville after Thursday's microburst that wreaked havoc in the area.

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Whale Tail Snapped By Storm

Updated: 06/25/2010 - An eye-catching sculpture of a whale tail along a Charlottesville highway was damaged by the severe storm that swept through the area Thursday evening.

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Charlottesville Continues Storm Cleanup; Hundreds Remain Without Power

Updated: 06/27/2010 - What began as a large gust of wind in Charlottesville Thursday night quickly grew in intensity and resulted in downed power lines, trees into homes and debris in streets. Dominion Virginia Power reported Sunday after that 571 in the Charlottesville-area remain without power.

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Area Cooling Assistance in High Demand

Updated: 06/22/2010 - Charlottesville welcomed the official start of summer with a series of hot and humid days, but many families in Charlottesville and Albemarle County aren't able to afford air conditioning units. Social Services in Charlottesville and Albemarle County are slammed with people needing cooling assistance.

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Rescue Squad Advises Citizens to Stay Ahead of the Heat

Updated: 06/22/2010 - You may remember, a few months back, when bread, milk and snow shovels flew off the shelves in advance of winter storms. This week, Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad officials say it's just as important to stay ahead of the heat.

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Severe Storms Force Trees on Homes; Thousands Without Power

Updated: 06/04/2010 - Strong storms rolled through Charlottesville, Albemarle County and central Virginia Thursday afternoon knocking down trees and power lines, and leaving thousands of residents without power. Charlottesville police confirm at least six homes have fallen trees on them.

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Dominion Virginia Power Ready for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Posted: 06/02/2010 - Dominion Virginia Power says it's ready for the 2010 hurricane season. The utility company says it has been working closely with local, state and federal emergency response organizations to prepare for hurricane season.

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UPDATE: Downtown Businesses Clean Up After Heavy Rains

Updated: 05/30/2010 - Heavy rains in Charlottesville Friday night forced the cancellation of Fridays After Five. According to officials with the City of Charlottesville, A clogged storm drain was the cause of so many headaches on the downtown mall.

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Rainy Weather Threatens Local Strawberry Harvest

Posted: 05/20/2010 - Mid-May is the time of year when many people hit the field for a little strawberry picking. Despite the wet month, the owner of Critzer Family Farms in Afton says the harvest is fine. However, any more rain could put the strawberries in danger.

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Va. Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Begins Soon

Posted: 05/14/2010 - With at least some meteorologists predicting an intense hurricane season this year, May is the perfect time to stock up on supplies in case of an emergency. Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday can help you save money on emergency items.

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President Obama Signs Virginia Disaster Declaration

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The President Tuesday declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordered Federal aid to supplement the Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms and snowstorms in February.

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GOES-15 Weather Satellite Captures its First Image of Earth

Updated: 04/08/2010 - The GOES-15 Weather Satellite captures its first image of Earth on April 6th at 1:33 p.m. The black and white image shows North and South America with a storm system visible across the United States.

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