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Marsha Blackburn Report: Supporting Tennessee Recovery Efforts

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The Volunteer State is no stranger to extreme flooding and tornados, but last month’s severe weather was historic in its devastation of roads, homes, and businesses.

In response, I led the Tennessee delegation in a letter to the White House supporting Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration to address the deadly storms that occurred between March 25th and April 3rd, 2021.

I urged President Joe Biden to approve Governor Lee’s declaration and swiftly provide Tennessee with the federal resources necessary to rebuild.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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President Joseph Biden approves Tennessee Disaster Declaration

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding from March 25th to April 3rd, 2021.

The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Davidson County, Williamson County, and Wilson County.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch until late Wednesday night

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee for this evening through Wednesday night.

Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected across Middle Tennessee tonight and are expected to last through at least Wednesday late afternoon hours. One to two inches with locally higher amounts is expected, possible, on already significantly saturated ground conditions from rainfall of previous days.

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Clarksville Street Department reports Floodwaters close Dunbar Cave Road

 

Bridge near Swan Lake is Underwater

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Street Department closed Dunbar Cave Road between Idaho Springs Road and Acuff Road at 5:30pm Monday, March 1st, 2021 because floodwaters have covered the bridge over the creek flowing out of Swan Lake.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Tornado Watch until 10:00pm

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and the surrounding area.

At 6:23pm CT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 13 miles south of Clarksville, moving east at 55 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include: Springfield, Ashland City, Clarksville, Coopertown, Pleasant View, Adams, Cedar Hill, Cheatham Dam and Cunningham.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flood Watch until late Sunday night

 

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee from this morning until late Sunday night.

Additional rainfall today and tonight will cause excessive rain amounts of 1 to 2 inches, with local spots receiving 2+ inches.

Already saturated grounds and heavy rainfall will cause excess runoff and flooding issues in the Watch area.

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AT&T releases Second Outage Update on December 27th

 

AT&T INCNashville, TN – Progress continues on our restoration efforts today, Monday, December 27th, 2020. More than 75% of mobility sites affected by the explosion on Friday have now been restored and we expect additional improvements as more equipment comes back online.

Mobility service in the Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama areas is now operating normally.

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After Two Deaths during Kenosha Protests, President Donald Trump sending Federal Troops to ‘Restore Law and Order’

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will send federal troops into Kenosha to assist local law enforcement after a third night of violence in the Wisconsin city left two people dead,” Meghan Roos reports in Newsweek.
 
“We will NOT stand for looting, arson, violence, and lawlessness on American streets. My team just got off the phone with [Wisconsin Governor Tony] Evers who agreed to accept federal assistance,” the President tweeted yesterday.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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NASA study brings new insights into causes of Sea Level Rise Since 1900

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – To make better predictions about the future impacts of sea level rise, new techniques are being developed to fill gaps in the historic record of sea level measurements.

We know the factors that play a role in sea level rise: Melting glaciers and ice sheets add water to the seas, and warmer temperatures cause water to expand.

Other factors are known to slow the rise, such as dams impounding water on the land, stymying its flow into the sea.

This aerial photograph shows fast-moving meltwater rivers flowing across the Greenland Ice Sheet, a region that, combined with Antarctic meltwater and thermal expansion, accounts for two-thirds of observed global mean sea level rise. (NASA)

This aerial photograph shows fast-moving meltwater rivers flowing across the Greenland Ice Sheet, a region that, combined with Antarctic meltwater and thermal expansion, accounts for two-thirds of observed global mean sea level rise. (NASA)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces 20 TN Counties Will Receive Federal Recovery Assistance for May Derecho, Storm

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the federal government is granting his request for Major Disaster Declaration and making federal recovery assistance available to 20 counties impacted from severe weather, flooding, and straight-line winds on May 3rd and May 4th, 2020.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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