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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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NASA’s Aqua spacecraft captures image of Severe Weather in Southern United States

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – An unusually quiet start to the spring 2014 tornado season in the United States ended abruptly Sunday, April 27th. That’s when severe weather moved through the central and southern states, and it is continuing through Tuesday, April 29th.

The National Weather Service (NWA) says, as of Tuesday morning, more than 110 tornados had been reported, resulting in numerous fatalities across several states.

An unusually quiet start to the spring 2014 tornado season in the United States ended abruptly April 27th, as a severe weather outbreak moved through the central and southern U.S. April 27th-29h. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

An unusually quiet start to the spring 2014 tornado season in the United States ended abruptly April 27th, as a severe weather outbreak moved through the central and southern U.S. April 27th-29h. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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American Red Cross Opens Shelter to Assist Tornado Victims in Southern Middle Tennessee

 

American Red CrossFayetteville, TN – The Tennessee Volunteer Region of the American Red Cross has mobilized dozens of volunteers, two emergency response vehicles, and disaster relief supplies to help meet emergency needs for those who have been affected by the tornado ravaged areas in Lincoln, Moore and surrounding counties. «Read the rest of this article»

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Severe Weather, heavy rains expected for Clarksville Montgomery County over the next few days

 

National Weather ServiceClarksville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that multiple periods of server weather possible and heavy rains expected over the next few days.

An intense and slow moving storm system will bring the potential for severe weather to the mid state three days in a row, starting this afternoon.

A warm front was producing strong to severe thunderstorms from Arkansas into Mississippi this morning. This front will move quickly across Middle Tennessee this afternoon bringing a good chance for thunderstorms. «Read the rest of this article»

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National Weather Service has issued Tornado Warning for Montgomery County

 

Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for South Central Montgomery County, Central Cheatham County, Dickson County, and East Central Humphreys County until 9:00pm CT.

At 8:22pm CT, the NWS Doppler Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. This dangerous storm was located 6 miles Northeast of McEwen, TN or 10 miles Northwest of Dickson, TN. The storm is moving Northeast at 65 MPH.

Storm Relative Motion Weather Radar Image. (NWS)

Storm Relative Motion Weather Radar Image. (NWS)

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NASA’s Terra Spacecraft Photo shows Destructive path of Oklahoma Tornado

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A new image taken by NASA’s Terra spacecraft using the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument it has on board reveals the extent of destruction from the deadly Newcastle-Moore tornado that ripped through central Oklahoma on May 20th, 2013.

The Newcastle-Moore tornado was rated at EF-5 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. An EF-5 is the most powerful category of tornado.

The Newcastle-Moore EF-5 tornado ripped through central Oklahoma on May 20, 2013, killing 24 people and leaving behind more than $2 billion in damage. (Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team)

The Newcastle-Moore EF-5 tornado ripped through central Oklahoma on May 20, 2013, killing 24 people and leaving behind more than $2 billion in damage. (Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team)

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