Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Friday sent a request to President Barack Obama to expedite a major disaster declaration for five Tennessee counties in order to get needed federal assistance to aid in recovery from wildfires and severe storms.
The counties included in Haslam’s declaration request are Coffee County, McMinn County, Polk County, Sequatchie County and Sevier County.
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.
Nashville, 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.
Written by Sara Goodeyon
Kansas 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.
Heavy Rainfall tonight and Strong to Severe Storms tomorrow expected for Clarskville-Montgomery County
Nashville, 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.
NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite studies Thunderstorms in Southeastern United States
Written by Hal Pierce / Rob Gutro
Greenbelt, 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.
TDH & TEMA Stress Importance of Personal Protection Plans
Nashville, 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.
State Farm® Wants Your Family to Be Prepared for Severe Weather
Murfreesboro, 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.
Nashville, 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.
More Than 100 Red Cross Volunteers Assist With Relief Efforts
Fayetteville, 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.
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