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Letter to Editor Update for Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLDear Editor,

As many know, Land Between the Lakes has experienced widespread wind and water damage.

It has been confirmed that the same storm that traveled through Marshall County on Wednesday, July 6th also crossed Land Between the Lakes.

It contained a tornado which touched down near Cravens Bay Campground, traveling along the ground for approximately a quarter mile before it went across Lake Barkley into Trigg County. The high winds impacted trees, open lands and other resources along its path.

Storm Damage July 2016 on FS RD 113 in Land Between The Lakes. (Doug Phelps)

Storm Damage July 2016 on FS RD 113 in Land Between The Lakes. (Doug Phelps)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Tornado Warning

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Tornado Warning for Northern Montgomery County in Middle Tennessee until 8:30pm CDT.

At 8:01pm CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Fort Campbell Kentucky north, moving east at 35 mph.

Tornado watch 162 is in effect until 11:00pm CDT for the following locations Tennessee. Tennessee counties included are Benton County, Carroll County, Cheatham County, Clay County, Davidson County, and Dickson County.

Tornado Warning has been issued for Montgomery County

Tornado Warning has been issued for Montgomery County

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Be weather aware, have a safety plan for outdoor recreation

 

Written by Sara Goodeyon
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersKansas City, MO – With the arrival of the outdoor recreation season, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District reminds outdoor enthusiasts and recreationalists to be weather aware when visiting Corps lakes and recreation areas.

The National Weather Service advises the public that the best protection from weather-related injury or death is to monitor the weather and postpone or cancel outdoor activities when inclement weather is in the forecast.

Sixty-four percent of lightning fatalities result from outdoor recreation. A large portion of these are from water activities and sports. Infographic courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District) «Read the rest of this article»

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Heavy Rainfall tonight and Strong to Severe Storms tomorrow expected for Clarskville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will spread across Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee late tonight and tomorrow.

Some storms will likely produce locally heavy rainfall with rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches expected. Some localized flash flooding could occur in some areas, especially west of I-65 as early as tomorrow morning.

This flash flood threat will persist through tomorrow evening with additional showers and thunderstorms expected.

Clarksville-Montgomery County can expect heavy rains tonight and severe storms on Thursday.

Clarksville-Montgomery County can expect heavy rains tonight and severe storms on Thursday.

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NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite studies Thunderstorms in Southeastern United States

 

Written by Hal Pierce / Rob Gutro
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – Severe weather moved through the southern U.S. on February 2nd and 3rd, and NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite examined the violent thunderstorms.

On February 3rd, 2016 at 1851 UTC (1:51pm ET/12:51pm CT) the GPM core observatory satellite flew over a line of storms extending from the Gulf coast of Florida through New York state. Tornadoes were spotted in Georgia and South Carolina within this area of violent weather.

On Feb. 3 at 1:51 p.m. EDT GPM found that one powerful thunderstorm in North Carolina was dropping rain at the extreme rate of 112.96 mm (4.4 inches) per hour. (NASA/JAXA/SSAI, Hal Pierce)

On Feb. 3 at 1:51 p.m. EDT GPM found that one powerful thunderstorm in North Carolina was dropping rain at the extreme rate of 112.96 mm (4.4 inches) per hour. (NASA/JAXA/SSAI, Hal Pierce)

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Tennessee Department of Health urges preparedness for Seasonal Severe Weather

 

TDH & TEMA Stress Importance of Personal Protection Plans

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – While a tornado can occur anytime throughout the year, the peak risk months in Tennessee for property damage and loss of life from twisters and floods are March, April and May.

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency this week reminded residents of the need to be alert for severe weather public messaging and to have a plan to protect themselves and their families.

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Tennessee is 3rd in Tornado Claims; Kentucky is 10th

 

State Farm® Wants Your Family to Be Prepared for Severe Weather

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Tornado and high winds are some of the most destructive forces of nature. While tornadoes are frequent in the Great Plains, South, and Midwest, there is no state in the country that isn’t at risk.

As the nation’s largest property insurer, State Farm wants to make sure you and your family are prepared for the destructive and potentially deadly force of a tornado.

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National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Southern Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tornado Warning for Southern Montgomery County and North Central Dickson County in Middle Tennessee until 11:45pm CDT.

At 11:04pm CDT, NWS service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. This dangerous storm was located 11 miles southwest of Clarksville and moving Southeast at 15 mph.

Locations impacted include: Palmyra, Cunningham and Slayden. Tornadoes are difficult to see at night. Take cover now.

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American Red Cross Aid Still Available for Tornado Impacted Residents

 

More Than 100 Red Cross Volunteers Assist With Relief Efforts

American Red CrossFayetteville, TN – Over the past week, the Tennessee Volunteer Region of the America Red Cross has mobilized more than 100 volunteers and continues to work to meet immediate emergency needs for those who have been affected by the tornado ravaged areas in Lincoln County.

America Red Cross helping tornado victims in Lincoln County.

America Red Cross helping tornado victims in Lincoln County.

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American Red Cross continues to Assist Tornado Victims in Tennessee

 

American Red CrossFayetteville, TN – In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes and severe storms that ripped through Lincoln and surrounding counties on Monday, Red Cross has mobilized dozens of volunteers, opened an emergency shelter, and is working to meet immediate emergency needs for those who have been affected.

American Red Cross workers Bob Stafford and Drex Freeman.

American Red Cross workers Bob Stafford and Drex Freeman.

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