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Clarksville Parks and Recreation reports Playground at Liberty Park reopens

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department has announced that the playground at Liberty Park located at 1188 Cumberland Drive has reopened to the public.

The playground has been closed to replace the mulch after heavy rains caused flooding.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation replaces mulch at the Liberty Park Playground after flooding.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation replaces mulch at the Liberty Park Playground after flooding.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – April 1st, 2019

 

Senator Marsha Blackburn

Tennessee

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Tennessee Tuesday is always my favorite day of the week.

Senator Lamar Alexander and I welcomed another great group of Tennesseans to our nation’s capital for coffee, conversation, and pictures this week.

If you plan to be in the Washington, D.C. area on a Tuesday when the Senate is in session, we would love if you join us for this Tennessee tradition. Constituents attending will have the opportunity to meet and have their picture taken with their senators while enjoying a coffee and pastries. 

Tennessee Tuesday

Tennessee Tuesday

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation seeks Volunteers to help clean up City parks after flooding

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help clean up City parks following the recent flooding that left behind debris when the Cumberland River receded.

Park cleanups will begin Monday, March 18th, 2019 at McGregor and Liberty Parks and continue until all debris is removed.

Volunteers to remove debris at Clarksville's McGregor Park and Liberty Park.

Volunteers to remove debris at Clarksville’s McGregor Park and Liberty Park.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assessing Recreation Facilities flood damage as waters recede

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is assessing damage to recreation facilities at its 10 lakes in the Cumberland River Basin as high waters begin to recede.

Officials are working as conditions allow to determine impacts to public lands, including roadways, recreation areas, facilities and campsites to make sure they are safe ahead of the 2019 recreation season.

High water at Center Hill Lake submerges a pavilion and bathroom at Floating Mill Park in Silver Point, Tennessee, Feb. 25, 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is assessing damage to recreation facilities at its 10 lakes in the Cumberland River Basin as high waters recede. (John Malone, USACE)

High water at Center Hill Lake submerges a pavilion and bathroom at Floating Mill Park in Silver Point, Tennessee, Feb. 25, 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is assessing damage to recreation facilities at its 10 lakes in the Cumberland River Basin as high waters recede. (John Malone, USACE)

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Issues Guidance on Power Reconnection Following Floods

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN –  As recovery from February’s flooding continues, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is working with local power companies to help safely restore power to homes in flood-affected areas and reminding consumers to focus on fire and electrical safety during this period.

Unprecedented rainfall in February caused flooding across Tennessee, resulting in Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recently issuing a flood-related Executive Order. Since February 23rd, 2019, 83 of Tennessee’s 95 counties have reported flood damages and impacts, along with 19 counties issuing State of Emergency declarations.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Responds to Flood Damage

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA)

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Following the rains and flooding that led to a State of Emergency in Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is coordinating with partners to assess damage, monitor food and fuel supplies, and assist farmers as floodwaters recede.

The Cumberland River overflowing onto the farm land across from Riverside Drive in Clarksville.

The Cumberland River overflowing onto the farm land across from Riverside Drive in Clarksville.

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Flooding Leads to Some Closures at Land Between the Lakes, Exercise Caution

 

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – U.S. Forest Service officials at Land Between the Lakes warn visitors of rising lake levels that will close some campgrounds and impact trails.

Piney Campground, Cravens Bay Campground and Smith Bay will close on March 1st. Other campgrounds will have some restrictions.

Visitors are encouraged to exercise caution and use boat ramps at their own risk.

Flooding at Land Between the Lakes causes closures of some trails and campgrounds.

Flooding at Land Between the Lakes causes closures of some trails and campgrounds.

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Montgomery County Government tells Citizens What to Expect Once the Flood Waters Recede

 

Montgomery County Government

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Once the flood waters have receded, damage assessment will begin. Based on water level predictions from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, assessments could start as early as next week.

An announcement will be sent out once the assessments can begin with a list of what steps citizens, who have incurred flood damage, can take.

The Red River rising behind Two Rivers Mall in Clarksville.

The Red River rising behind Two Rivers Mall in Clarksville.

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City of Clarksville braces for Flooding

 

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Several Clarksville roads and park areas remained closed Saturday because of rising water, and the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department, Clarksville Street Department and Clarksville Police continued to monitor parks, roads and travel conditions as more rain was forecast.

The National Weather Service issued flood warnings Saturday for the Cumberland River at Clarksville and the Red River at Port Royal, saying potentially life-threatening flooding will be possible.

Several Clarksville area parks remain closed as officials monitor roads.

Several Clarksville area parks remain closed as officials monitor roads.

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Flood Warning continues for the Red River at Port Royal

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Warning for the Red River at Port Royal until Sunday, February 24th until 10:17pm.

River levels along the Red River continue to rise and are expected to exceed Flood Stage Sunday afternoon. The Red River at Port Royal affects Montgomery County and Robertson County.

At 2:00pm Saturday, February 23rd, the stage of the Red River at Port Royal was 20.9 feet and rising. Minor flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 30.0 feet.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

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