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Austin Peay State University counseling, acting students partner in crisis simulation training exercise

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the immediate wake of a devastating tornado, lives have been lost and homes destroyed, but the damage done to a cherished family business has created more strife for two siblings than high-speed winds could ever hope to cause.

“One of the siblings was focused on being out half a million dollars in damages, while the other one was focused more on the sentimental aspect of having their family business destroyed,” Dr. Kim Coggins, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of psychological sciences and counseling, said.

APSU Crisis Disaster Simulation.

APSU Crisis Disaster Simulation.

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Enhanced Risk of Severe Thunderstorms across Clarksville-Montgomery County Wednesday

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service says there is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms for Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee on Wednesday, April 5th.

Storms are expected to develop during the afternoon and evening hours. Although severe storms will be possible west of I-65, the highest chances of severe weather appear to be east of I-65.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch today for Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee until 8:00pm tonight.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening across all of Middle Tennessee. The greatest chance for severe storms however remains along and west of I-65.

Severe Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain, and High Winds possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County this afternoon.

Severe Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain, and High Winds possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County this afternoon.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Five Counties

 

Federal assistance requested to aid in recovery from Wildfires, Severe Storms

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, 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.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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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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