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More Rain expected this afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports rain, possibly heavy at times, will lift northward towards Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee starting late this afternoon.

With area creeks and rivers already swollen and saturated soils, flash flooding will be possible overnight especially south of I-40.

Several more rounds of heavy rain are expected from Friday through Saturday night. Additional rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches will be possible across Middle Tennessee. These totals, combined with the recent rainfall and already saturated ground, could lead to significant flooding across the area.

2-4 inches of rain possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County this weekend.

2-4 inches of rain possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County this weekend.

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For Second Year, Millions Turn to American Red Cross for Help after Record Wildfires, Hurricanes and Devastating Weather

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – In a second consecutive year of record-breaking disasters, millions of people from coast to coast turned to the American Red Cross for shelter, food and comfort.

This year, massive wildfires scorched more than 8.5 million acres—in California alone, residents have suffered back-to-back years of the most destructive wildfires in state history, with the Camp Fire being the most severe.

American Red Cross volunteers deliver meals to emergency workers and volunteers helping with debris clean-up in between storms. (Beth Ferguson/American Red Cross)

American Red Cross volunteers deliver meals to emergency workers and volunteers helping with debris clean-up in between storms. (Beth Ferguson/American Red Cross)

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Severe Storms expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County tonight

 

National Weather ServiceClarksville, TN – The National Weather Service reports that severe storms are possible late this evening for Clarksville-Montgomery County and all of Middle Tennessee, however the best chances will be along and west of I-65.

The primary threat is damaging straight-line winds. Large hail and isolated tornadoes will also be possible.

In addition, a Wind Advisory is in effect for areas west of the Cumberland Plateau through 10:00pm this evening.

A cold front will move across Clarksville-Montgomery County tonight bringing with it a chance for severe storms and high winds.

A cold front will move across Clarksville-Montgomery County tonight bringing with it a chance for severe storms and high winds.

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Severe Storms, High Winds possible Tuesday for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports a strong cold front will sweep across Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee Tuesday evening, April 3rd, 2018.

Severe storms are possible late Tuesday afternoon and evening. The best chance for severe weather will occur west of I-65. The primary threat is damaging straight-line winds.

Large hail and isolated tornadoes are also possible.

A cold front will move across Clarksville-Montgomery County Tuesday bringing with it a chance for severe storms and high winds.

A cold front will move across Clarksville-Montgomery County Tuesday bringing with it a chance for severe storms and high winds.

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Better Business Bureau Warns of Storm Chasers

 

Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – The recent damage caused by wind and tornados in the Montgomery County area brings out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out contractors who take advantage of those who have already been victimized.

As a follow up, your Better Business Bureau is warning local residents affected by the recent storms to beware of storm chasers and out-of-town contractors soliciting business.

“It is not uncommon for out-of-town storm chasers to go door-to-door offering assistance after storms like the ones we had on Saturday night,” said Robyn Householder, President & CEO of Better Business Bureau. “Storm chasers may not have proper licensure for your area and may offer quick fixes or make big promises for which they won’t deliver.”

Basketballs rests in water surrounded by debris Sunday morning after a fierce storm hit Saturday night in the Farmington subdivision in Clarksville, TN. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK)

Basketballs rests in water surrounded by debris Sunday morning after a fierce storm hit Saturday night in the Farmington subdivision in Clarksville, TN. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK)

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Property Tax Relief and Credit Report Freeze Legislation Advances in the House

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Property Tax Relief for disabled Veterans, disabled persons and elderly low-income homeowners House Bill 1496/Senate Bill 1675 (Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville) passed in the House Finance, Ways, and Means Sub Committee this week and is scheduled for the House Finance, Ways, and Means Full committee on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018.

This legislation corrects a rule change made in October, 2017 which would have caused individuals to lose their eligibility for tax relief if the veteran, low-income elderly, and disabled person if admitted to a nursing home for an indeterminate amount of time.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Severe Thunderstorms expected for Clarksville-Montgomery County today

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville reports hazardous weather expected for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee this afternoon and into tonight.

There is a enhanced risk (level 3 out of 5) of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening across all of Middle Tennessee. These severe storms will likely contain large hail, damaging winds, and possibly isolated tornadoes.

The highest risk for severe storms will be west of I-65, with a decreasing threat as you move further east of I-65.

High possiblity of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

High possiblity of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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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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Gusty winds and thunderstorms expected today for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports a strong cold front is forecast to move out of the Mississippi River Valley and across Clarksville-Montgomery County and the mid-state today.

As the front approaches you can expect southerly winds to increase through the morning hours and into the afternoon. Sustained winds of 20 mph will occur with occasional gusts as high as 30 mph.

Winds this high can blow over unsecured objects like trash cans and lawn furniture and blow down small branches.

Sustained winds of 20 mph will occur today with occasional gusts as high as 30 mph.

Sustained winds of 20 mph will occur today with occasional gusts as high as 30 mph.

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NASA observes Extreme Weather across United States

 

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

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite analyzed extreme weather that affected the U.S. over the course of five days. Heavy rainfall, flooding and tornado outbreaks affected areas of the United States from the Southwest through the Midwest from December 23rd to 27th, 2015.

GPM is an international satellite mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours.

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