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Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire Department

Over the last few weeks our mid-Atlantic area has seen storms, hurricanes, severe winds, tornadoes, flooding, and even an earthquake along our VA/NC border.

Are you and your loved ones including pets prepared? Do you have a plan? Have you practiced your plan? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit? If so, have you checked your kit lately?

Time spent before an event can be instrumental in being prepared for when extreme weather conditions impact our area.
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As we continue to prepare for TS Isaias which may result in some localized winds, rain and flooding, your local volunteers wanted to remind everyone:

1) Heavy rain can bring dangerous flash flooding.

2) 6 inches of moving water can knock a person down.

3) 2 feet of moving water can sweep a vehicle away.

Remember, whether you are walking or driving, stay clear of floodwaters. Share these facts from our colleagues at FEMA so your loved ones can remain safe.
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Our area may again experience some storms this evening. Please take a moment to review some safety tips, pay attention to the local forecasts and remember "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors." ... See MoreSee Less

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The current COVID-19 environment has impacted many parts of our lives, but your Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company was determined to honor Mr. Dick Durphy.



Dick was a long serving member of the Company who passed away but this past Tuesday, July 14th our Board was able to present a letter of recognition to Mrs. Carolyn Durphy on Dick’s behalf. This letter served as a formal recognition of Dick’s many contributions to the Company, as well as extended our sincere appreciation to Dick, and Carolyn, for his many years of service. Dick served in many roles as a dedicated member of the Auxiliary helping to raise awareness, and funds, to benefit the Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company. He was a caring friend, a valued confidant, and a trusted colleague to many members of the Company and the Board.
Rest in Peace our friend and thank you for your service.
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Lake of the Woods Volunteer Rescue Squad

Make some time to inventory then go shopping to create or restock your safety kits before this event is over.NOW is a great time to stock up on hurricane preparedness products! The 2020 Virginia Sales Tax Holiday starts TODAY and runs until Sunday.
You can buy items such as cellphone chargers, flashlights, and First Aid Kits without paying sales tax. 🔦🩹
The full list of eligible items can be found on the Virginia Department of Taxation's website ➡️ bit.ly/31ie51k.
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Hurricane season is here and reviewing an updated guide, prepared by VDEM, is a great way to validate your family plan.

The updated guide highlights preparedness, response, and recovery actions in the event of tropical weather in coastal areas of the Commonwealth. It also includes pandemic considerations such as updating kits to include sanitation and personal protective supplies and following public health guidance.

To learn more, visit here: bit.ly/3f0Z5tz
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Lake of the Woods Volunteer Rescue Squad

Tonight we were treated to an outstanding meal from our friends at Mission BBQ in Fredericksburg. Read about their story and join us in thanking them once more!
www.mission-bbq.com/our-story
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Stay cool, check on your elderly neighbors and remember to hydrate.The heat wave continues today! 🥵 A Heat Advisory remains in effect for parts of Virginia.

Remember to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.
🔹 Beat the heat tips: vaemergency.gov/extreme-heat/
🔹 US National Weather Service Wakefield VA: weather.gov/akq/
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Contact Us

Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company Inc.
104 Lakeview Parkway
Locust Grove, VA 22508-2025

Fire Department: 540-972-7510
Rescue Squad: 540-972-7480
Emergency: 911