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Dense Fog expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County this morning

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that patchy dense fog is expected to form this morning across Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee. The fog will occur mainly near bodies of water and other mid state low lying fog prone development locations.

In locations experiencing dense fog, visibilities will be less than one quarter of a mile. Slow down, be sure to use your low-beam headlights, and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.

This fog should begin to burn off by 8:00am CT.

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Strong Storms possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that few strong storms will be possible again this Saturday afternoon, May 23rd, 2020.

The threat will be the highest across the northwest. Strong wind gusts and small hail are the main threats.

No hazardous weather is expected for Sunday.

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Lamar Alexander: Tennessee students need to return in the Fall

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, I chaired a hearing in the Senate health committee with key administration officials and COVID-19 task force members to explore what federal, state and local governments need to do to get Americans back work and back to school. You can read more about that hearing below. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tennessee will receive more than $155 million to support COVID-19 Coronavirus testing and contact tracing across the state. Tennessee has done more testing than most states, but even more testing is key to ensuring folks are safe as they go back to work and back to school.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Severe Thunderstorms expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County this afternoon

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee.

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon and evening across Montgomery County and portions of Middle Tennessee, with main threats being hail, damaging winds, and flooding.

There is a 30% chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and a 60% chance tonight. Rain showers can last until early Tuesday morning.

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Lamar Alexander: Accelerating the development of COVID-19 testing technologies

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, May 7th, 2020, the U.S. Senate health committee I chair will hold a hearing with Dr. Francis Collins at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Dr. Gary Disbrow at the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). 

This hearing will be an opportunity for senators to learn how NIH is working to create new technologies to produce the tens of millions of diagnostic tests we will need to contain COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that Tennessee hospitals and clinics will receive an additional $179 million in funding made available through the CARES Act

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and parts of Middle Tennessee until 6:00pm CT this evening, Sunday, May 3rd, 2020.

This watch includes seven Tennessee Counties. These counties include: Dickson County, Hickman County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Montgomery County, Perry County, and Stewart County.

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Lamar Alexander: We are #TennesseeStrong

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – More help is on the way for Tennesseans in the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus. This week, Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law legislation to provide an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program to continue to make loans to small businesses, $75 billion for hospitals, and $25 billion to strengthen COVID-19 testing.

With money made available in the CARES Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending an additional $3.2 million to the Tennessee Department of Health to help small, rural hospitals across Tennessee as we continue the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus.  

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Clarksville-Montgomery County, Stewart County under Weather Advisory

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory for Northern Montgomery County and Eastern Stewart County until 3:00pm CT.

At 2:25pm CT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Big Rock, or 3 miles east of Dover, moving northeast at 55 mph.

Pea size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include: Clarksville, Fort Campbell, Big Rock, Cumberland City, Indian Mound and Woodlawn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Safely Re-Opening America

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, President Donald Trump appointed a congressional task force to provide counsel on the re-opening of America. Since the day COVID-19 Coronavirus reached our shores, President Donald Trump’s resolve to defeat it has not wavered.

His administration has worked day and night to identify the most effective ways to keep the American people safe, from supplying health care workers with needed equipment to aiding small business owners through a volatile economic period. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: More COVID-19 Resources

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This Easter Sunday, we’ll be praying from our living rooms rather than from the church pews, but that’s alright, because the Lord is always with us. Remember Matthew 18:20: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

It’s a somber time, but glimmers of hope still shine through. According to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, social distancing efforts are helping to slow Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates. New testing machines that can detect the coronavirus in as little as five minutes arrived in Tennessee this week.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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