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Clarksville Gas and Water Department shares Cold Weather Precaution Tips

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water wishes to share a few important preventive cold weather tips that may be helpful to protect household water pipes from freezing and possible damage when cold weather brings freezing temperatures. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal gives Winter Tips to Fire Sprinkler Freeze-ups

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As temperatures plunge this winter, fire sprinkler systems become vulnerable to freeze-ups just like all water-filled pipes.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging home and business owners to take a few preventative maintenance steps now in order to keep buildings safe from fire during the winter months and help owners avoid costly repairs down the road.

“Forecasters predict temperatures will drop below average this winter across the south and southeastern portions of the U.S,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Fire sprinkler users should take precautions ahead of the season’s coldest weather to ensure they have peace of mind throughout winter.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal gives Tennesseans Tips to Heat Homes Safely

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal Gary West is reminding Tennesseans to keep fire safety in mind as they heat their homes this winter season. As temperatures dip, it is important to know the proper way to use different methods of heating.

“The colder weather means many people will begin to heat their homes with fireplaces, woodstoves, and space heaters,” said West. “Cold weather months typically have a higher number of accidental fire injuries and deaths due to the use of these alternate heat sources.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Nashville Zoo announces Joeys arrival

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – There are now even more roo’s to encounter at Nashville Zoo’s Kangaroo Kickabout exhibit. Up to six of the Zoo’s nine female kangaroos are carrying joeys, and several have reached the stage in development where they are poking out of their mothers’ pouches and can be seen by guests.

“We have been waiting with anticipation for a joey sighting since confirming the first pregnancy in April,” said Kacie Cummings, Contact Areas Supervisor. “Our joeys range in age from one month to six months, so getting the opportunity to see them at the different stages of development throughout the next year will be exciting for our guests.”

Joey. (Amiee Stubbs)

Joey. (Amiee Stubbs)

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NASA / NOAA’s GOES-East satellite provides image of United States in the grips of Bitter Cold Weather

 

Written by Rob Gutro
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – As icy cold Canadian air settled over the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. bringing snow and bitter cold, NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured this infrared view of what looks like a frozen blanket over the region.

NOAA’s GOES-East satellite provides visible and infrared images over the eastern U.S. and the Atlantic Ocean from its fixed orbit in space.

In an infrared image taken on November 18th at 12:30 UTC (7:30am EST), the cold air over the eastern and central U.S. appears to look like a blanket of white, but it’s not all snow.

In this NOAA's GOES satellite infrared image taken on November 18th at 7:30am EST, the cold air over the central and eastern U.S. appears to look like a blanket of white, but it's not all snow. (NASA/NOAA GOES Project, Dennis Chesters)

In this NOAA’s GOES satellite infrared image taken on November 18th at 7:30am EST, the cold air over the central and eastern U.S. appears to look like a blanket of white, but it’s not all snow. (NASA/NOAA GOES Project, Dennis Chesters)

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State Farm Insurance gives tips to prevent Frozen Pipes

 

State Farm®Bloomington, IL – Freezing temperatures are on the horizon. While you’re thinking about keeping your animals and tender vegetation safe, you should also be making sure frozen pipes won’t ruin your home.

A frozen pipe can cause thousands of dollars of damage in a short period of time.

If a pipe does freeze and burst, make sure everyone in your home knows where the main water shutoff valve is. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Reminds Tennesseans to Stay Ahead of the Cold Weather

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office: “Stay ahead of the cold snap”

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN –  Did you know that when the first cold snap of the fall season occurs, a wave of home fires usually follows? The State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging Tennesseans to take fire safety precautions now in preparation for the colder nights making way into the state.

“With colder temperatures come more opportunities for residential fires,” says State Fire Marshal Gary West. “We begin using heating sources that have been dormant for many months, and this can lead to fire safety issues. Prepare for the heating season early to reduce your family’s risk of a home fire.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Softball schedule changed due to Cold Weather

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – With temperatures not breaking the freezing mark, Austin Peay State University’s softball home doubleheader scheduled for noon Thursday at Cheryl Holt Field versus Trevecca University has been pushed back to Friday, starting at 1:00pm.

Austin Peay Women's Softball. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Softball. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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LBL Reopens Following Power Outage

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Electric, phone, and water services have been restored at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.

The Administrative Office, Wranglers Campground, and the Golden Pond Visitor Center and Planetarium have reopened. The Elk & Bison Prairie will remain closed until ice-packed road conditions improve. «Read the rest of this article»

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National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Fog warning for Clarksville Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceClarksville, TN – The National Weather Service reports that freezing fog and slick area roads are likely Monday night, February 3rd  and Tuesday morning, February 4th.

Temperatures have already started to fall below freezing over most of Middle Tennessee and by 9:00pm, everyone will be below freezing.

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