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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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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee closes state offices in Middle, West Tennessee for February 19th

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Due to continued hazardous weather and travel conditions in Middle and West Tennessee, including freezing rain, ice, and snowfall, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has closed state offices on Friday, February 19th, 2021.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee closes state offices in Middle, West Tennessee for February 18th

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Due to continued hazardous weather and travel conditions in Middle and West Tennessee, including freezing rain, ice, and snowfall, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has closed state offices on Thursday, February 18th, 2021.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee closes state offices in Middle, West Tennessee for February 17th

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Due to continued hazardous weather and travel conditions in Middle and West Tennessee including freezing rain, ice, and snowfall Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has closed state offices on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021.

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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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Marsha Blackburn announces Grant to Expand Broadband Access between Memphis and Nashville

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) announced that ten counties in West Tennessee and Middle Tennessee would receive an $11.2 million grant through the Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program.

The grant, the direct result of a request made by Senator Blackburn earlier this year, will fund approximately 143 miles of fiber optic communications on I-40 between Memphis and Nashville.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Tornado Watch until late tonight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as parts of Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee until 2:00am CT Sunday morning.

Strong to severe thunderstorms may develop late this afternoon though the greatest chance for severe weather will be from 8:00pm tonight through early Sunday morning. All modes of severe weather are possible, including damaging wind gusts, large hail, and a few tornadoes.

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U.S. President Donald J. Trump Approves Tennessee Disaster Declaration

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Today, Friday, December 6th, 2019, U.S. President Donald J. Trump 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 a severe storm and straight-line winds on October 26th, 2019.

Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm and straight-line winds in Benton County, Decatur County, Hardin County, Henderson County, Houston County, Humphreys County, McNairy County, Montgomery County, Perry County, and Wayne County.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Members of Tennessee Delegation Send Letter to President Donald Trump Supporting Governor Bill Lee’s Disaster Declaration

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Members of the Tennessee U.S. congressional delegation announced today that they have sent a letter to President Donald Trump supporting Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s request for a major disaster declaration for 10 counties impacted by severe storms and straight-line winds in October.

The full text of the letter follows:

Dear Mr. President:

On behalf of the State of Tennessee, we are writing to express our support for Governor Bill Lee’s request to declare a major disaster pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act as a result of the damage caused by straight-line winds and storms associated with Tropical Storm Olga on October 26th, 2019.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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National Weather Service issues Tornado Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tornado Watch for the Clarksville-Montgomery County area until 3:00am, Tuesday, October 6th, 2018.

A line of strong to potentially severe thunderstorms is expected to move across Middle Tennessee bringing with it a risk for Tornadoes.

A Tornado Watch is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area.

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