Storms

Wild Ideas: Big storm, little moments of resilience

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July 12
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While we humans struggled in the aftermath of the storm to deal with losing the technology most of us have come to depend on, wildlife seemed to accept this as just another day in the great outdoors.
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Clark Hollow Ramblings: Safely home and the straight line windstorm

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July 12

I hope the derecho didn’t treat you too badly. It pushed my favorite apple tree over and blew off a shingle or two, but otherwise we fared pretty well. With a strong rope and the bucket on my tractor I have the apple tree standing up straight again. So far, the leaves haven’t wilted,...
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Weather or not, county business goes on  

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Rappahannock County’s five supervisors, two of whom still had no electricity at home after last week’s storm, spent a couple of hours at the (air-conditioned) courthouse for their regular monthly meeting Monday (July 2), devising ways to maximize limited space and state-reduced budgets.
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With power knocked out, volunteer power kicks in

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Though surely neighbors aided neighbors throughout the huge swath of mid-Atlantic infrastructure that had its plug pulled Friday, the stories of what happened in Rappahannock County during and after the storm prove that coping is one of this county’s top local industries.
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At Castleton after the storm, the show very much went on

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The first hint of trouble came in the intermission of “The Barber of Seville.” The house lights in the Castleton Festival Theatre had dimmed, so we assumed the second act was about to begin. It wasn’t.
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Trees, powerlines are worst casualties

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July 5
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Friday’s storm started in the Midwest and took about 12 hours to reach and ravage Rappahannock County. Along the way, millions of people were left without power.
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Editorial: The Castleton spirit

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July 5
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At the Castleton Festival, there apparently is no obstacle that cannot be overcome, including the most damaging (non-tropical) storm in Virginia’s history.
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Sperryville column for July 5

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July 5

Welcome to Sperryville co-columnist Robane Beroza, and a few more thanks for the neighbors who helped others during the storm and power outages.
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Southern Lights

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Rappahannock photographer Forrest Marquisee, 24, said he was driving through Woodville at about 9:30 p.m. Monday night (Oct. 24) when he saw what he first thought was the reflection of brake lights in the light fog – until he realized the red and green glow was coming from the sky. He pulled over and,...
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Photos: Pole down in Little Washington

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Aug. 28, 2011
View from Main Street. Photo by Joanie Ballard.

Joanie Ballard sent these photos along, taken this morning at Main Street and Warren Avenue in Little Washington, of a power pole leaning precariously over the roadway. At 10 a.m., Joanie said there hadn’t yet been any loss of power.
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