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Special Weather Statement issued June 20 at 4:39PM EDT by NWS, via Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Pittsylvania (VAZ044) Virginia Issued by the National Weather Service ift.tt/2K9W1Qu ...

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Special Weather Statement issued June 19 at 10:47PM EDT by NWS, via Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Pittsylvania (VAZ044) Virginia Issued by the National Weather Service ift.tt/2M3uyNQ ...

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5 days ago

Tunstall Fire & Rescue

Extreme heat returns to the Commonwealth this weekend and early next week. Prepare now by reviewing the Extreme Heat Preparedness Guide with family, neighbors and friends, and remember: Never leave pets or children in a parked vehicle even with the AC on or windows cracked. www.vaemergency.gov/extreme-heat ...

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Special Weather Statement issued June 13 at 5:36PM EDT by NWS, via Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Pittsylvania (VAZ044) Virginia Issued by the National Weather Service ift.tt/2l9WZhM ...

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Special Weather Statement issued June 13 at 4:53PM EDT by NWS, via Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Pittsylvania (VAZ044) Virginia Issued by the National Weather Service ift.tt/2HN0qDP ...

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Special Weather Statement issued June 10 at 7:49PM EDT by NWS, via Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Pittsylvania (VAZ044) Virginia Issued by the National Weather Service ift.tt/2JuRUik ...

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3 weeks ago

Tunstall Fire & Rescue

Interesting bit of history...A piece of history was recently found under the streets of Portland.
Pictured here is a section of a wooden water main, aka a hollowed out log. Firefighters would have to dig a hole to reach the pipe, then drill through the wooden pipe to intentionally create a leak. The hole would fill with water so the fire engines could pump it out.

This brings an all new meaning to the term "Shoveling hydrants"!

After the incident the firefighters would seal the hole with a wooden plug, hence the term "fire plug".

Photo ctsy Portland Water Dist.
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