Clarksville, 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.
Senator Marsha Blackburn
Washington, 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.
Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department
Clarksville, 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.
Written by Leon Roberts
Nashville, 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.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)
Nashville, 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.
Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA)
Nashville, 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.
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
Land 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.
Montgomery County Government
Montgomery 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.
City of Clarksville
Clarksville, 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.
National Weather Service (NWS)
Nashville, 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.
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