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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – August 11th, 2019

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – I’m not sure who decided to call the Senate’s August work period “recess,” but it could use a rebrand. I’m using this month to reconnect with Tennesseans from all corners of our great Volunteer State.

This past week, I visited Middle Tennessee, and received updates from local businessmen, health care professionals, and local officials who are tuned in to the region’s many successes, and emerging opportunities for growth.

Tennessee’s strong workforce, right-to-work law, and central location make companies eager to set up shop.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn has busy week in Tennessee

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate may be out of session, but Senator Marsha Blackburn hasn’t slowed down one bit! The Senator is spending August in Tennessee meeting with the people she serves and working to determine what she can do in the Senate to make each day better for her state.

Her state visits began in West Tennessee, where she met with fishermen and local officials at Sinclair’s Fish Market in Paris to discuss the problems posed by Asian carp. Senator Blackburn then stopped by UT Martin to meet with Chancellor Keith Carver and members of their Army ROTC program.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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National Weather Service issues Heat Advisory for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Friday afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee.

Dangerously Hot and Humid Conditions are expected across the area.

The combination of heat and high humidity will push heat indicies above 105 tomorrow afternoon for areas west of the Cumberland Plateau.

High temperatures expected Friday afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

High temperatures expected Friday afternoon for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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National Weather Service forecasts Rain, Thunderstorms for Clarksville-Montgomery County during Fourth of July Holiday

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service reports scattered thunderstorms will develop across Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as parts of Middle Tennessee this afternoon and last through this evening. A few could become strong, with wind gusts up to 50 mph and heavy rain.

There is a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after 1:00pm Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019. Wednesday night, rain chances drop to 30 percent before 9:00pm.

Chance of rain for Clarksville's Fireworks show tonight and tomorrow night for the Fort Campbell Independence Day Concerts and Fireworks.

Chance of rain for Clarksville’s Fireworks show tonight and tomorrow night for the Fort Campbell Independence Day Concerts and Fireworks.

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Tennessee Department of Human Services announces Incentives for Equal Access to Child Care

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN –  The second major change this year to help families participating in the Child Care Certificate Program access quality car has been announced by the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS). 

Child Care

Child Care

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Announces $14.8 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants that will expand broadband service to more than 8,300 households and businesses in 17 counties across Tennessee.

“I am pleased to announce that we are getting our rural areas up to speed and expanding broadband in the areas that need it most,” said Lee. “I am committed to ensuring connectivity in every corner of our state as broadband impacts our goals for health care, education, economic development and beyond.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Clarksville-Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Watch

 

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National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and a portion of Middle Tennessee. There is the potential for life-threatening flash flooding through tonight.

Heavy rain will continue again today well into tonight with an additional 2 to 4 plus inches likely before ending very late. Many rivers and streams are near or in flood as well as many roads already flooded. This additional rainfall will make flooding conditions even worse. The threat of flash flooding is very high.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County through midnight.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County through midnight.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch staring tonight through Saturday night

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee that is in effect from Thursday night, February 21st, 2019 through Saturday evening, February 23rd.

Another storm system will bring waves of heavy rain across Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee starting tonight and continuing through Saturday night.

An additional 2-4 inches of rain with locally higher amounts are expected through Saturday night. Due to the recent excessive rain, soils are saturated and area rivers and creeks are full.

2-4 inches of rain are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County through Saturday night.

2-4 inches of rain are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County through Saturday night.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under a Flash Flood Watch

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County, Western Dickson County, Stewart County, Houston County, and Humphreys County that is in effect through early Thursday morning.

At 3:33am CST, Wednesday, February 20th, doppler radar indicated heavy rain and thunderstorms moving across northwest Middle Tennessee. Radar estimates up to 1.5 inches of rain has fallen in this area since yesterday. The additional heavy rainfall this morning will cause minor flooding of roads and low lying areas across the advisory area.

1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County.

1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall are expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County under Flash Flood Watch until Thursday Morning

 

National Weather Service (NWS)

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and most of Middle Tennessee that is in effect Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

Rain, heavy at times, will begin falling Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday as a warm front lifts north through the Mid State. Already saturated grounds from previous rainfall will combine with additional heavy rain, especially Tuesday afternoon through the day Wednesday, and may lead to flash flooding.

3 to 4 inches of rain is expected to fall on Clarksville-Montgomery County this week.

3 to 4 inches of rain is expected to fall on Clarksville-Montgomery County this week.

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